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Assessment and case conceptualization in sex offender treatment

Collie, Rachael, Ward, Tony and Vess, James 2008, Assessment and case conceptualization in sex offender treatment, Journal of behavior analysis of offender and victim treatment and prevention, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 65-81.

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Title Assessment and case conceptualization in sex offender treatment
Author(s) Collie, Rachael
Ward, Tony
Vess, James
Journal name Journal of behavior analysis of offender and victim treatment and prevention
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 65
End page 81
Publisher BAO Organization
Place of publication [U.S.A]
Publication date 2008-03-15
Keyword(s) assessment
clinical reasoning
case conceptualization
sex offenders
Summary The assessment of sexual offenders consists of the systematic collection of clinically relevant information in order to detect clinical phenomena or problems and to provide clear treatment targets. The result of this process is a conceptual model, or case formulation, representing the client’s various problems, the hypothesized underlying mechanisms, and their interrelationships. The focus of this article is on the importance of psychological assessment and case formulation in the rehabilitation and management of individuals convicted of sexual offences. First, we make a number of general points about the importance of evidence based assessment and clinical reasoning in case formulation. Second, we review key elements of contemporary sexual offender theory that highlights the heterogeneity evident among sex offenders and the implications for case formulation and treatment planning. Third, we discuss the role of case formulation for risk assessment and management. Finally, we illustrate our major points with a brief case study and conclude with a brief consideration of the value of case formulations.
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Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, BAO Organization
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019559

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
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