It is estimated that relapse prevention methods are employed in more than 90% of all North American sex offender treatment programs (of which there are more than 2,000). Comparable statistics are true in most industrialized countries around the world. Over the last decade a great deal has been learned about the treatment of sexual offenders, and particularly about relapse prevention. This sourcebook provides clinicians with the most current, practical information about working with sex offenders to prevent relapse. It reflects the advances and insights of the past decade since the publication of Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders, focusing on the major reconceptualizations, revisions, and innovations that will chart treatment programs for the first decade of the new millennium.

Relapse Prevention: Assessment and Treatment Implications

Relapse Prevention: Assessment and Treatment Implications

Relapse prevention: Assessment and treatment implications
Stephen M.HudsonUniversity of Canterbury, New Zealand
TonyWardUniversity of Melbourne, Australia

The previous chapter covered in detail the problems that we have identified with the relapse prevention model as it is currently applied to men who have offended sexually (see also Hudson & Ward, 1996; Ward & Hudson, 1996a). ...

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