- Chapter 1 Introductory Information for Therapists
- Chapter 2 Assessment
- Chapter 3 Protocol Adaptations
This Therapist Guide describes a three-phase treatment for use in residential settings with young men who have perpetrated sexual crimes. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the developed program is designed to address social and cultural influences on the youth's behavior, family dynamics, and peer influences. It covers social skill development and impulse control and helping participating youth to develop a healthy understanding of sexuality and sexual relationships. It also covers anger management skills and how to encourage cognitive and emotional understanding of the negative physical, emotional, and social consequences of sexually abusive behaviour, and includes relapse prevention strategies. The concept of healthy masculinity is introduced at the start of the program and carried throughout.