Current Applications
Strategies for Working with Sexually Aggressive Youth and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

Edited by David S. Prescott, LICSW, and Robert E. Longo
© 2010

Available from NEARI Press
Catalog Number: 9885


Prescott and Longo take the theory and science addressed in Current Perspectives and translates it into useful information for clinical practice. With the belief that a good book should be like attending a great three-day conference, the editors have assembled diverse perspectives from nationally recognized leaders as well as rising stars in the field. Current Applications addresses practical topics related to everyday clinical practice with young people who have sexual behavior problems, from making meaningful connections in treatment to building on the strengths of young people. The book goes beyond traditional sex abuse specific treatment approaches into new areas that will engage all aspects of the adolescent’s development and his or her environment. Topics include working with developmentally delayed youth, building on client strengths, brain-based interventions, art therapy, considerations in using the polygraph, public policy, working through client resistance, and many others. Contributors to this excellent one-volume compendium include, but not limited to: Jack Apsche, Jill Levenson, Phil Rich, Steven P. Sawyer, Joann Schladale, and Ken Singer.




Part I – Current Applications

Chapter 1 : Moving Forward: A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss
      — Robert E. Longo & David S. Prescott

Chapter 2 : Engaging Resistance
      — Charles Flinton

Chapter 3 : Strengths-Based Approaches
      — Kevin M. Powell

Chapter 4 : Special Considerations in Group Therapy with Juveniles Who Sexually Offend
      — Amanda B. Powers-Sawyer & Steven P. Sawyer

Part II – Moving Forward

Chapter 5 : Public Policy and Juvenile Sexual Offending: What Should We Call the Boy Next Door?
      — Patricia Coffey

Chapter 6 : Ethics of the Washington Community Protection Act: Blurring Historic Divisions of Offender Populations
      — Jael M. Marx & George E. Richards

Chapter 7 : Youth Who Have Sexually Abused: Registration, Recidivism, and Risk
      — David Prescott, Patricia Coffey & Jill Levenson

Chapter 8 : Why Community Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth Is Important
      — Ian Lambie, Marlyn Robson & Kathryn Barriball

Chapter 9 : Polygraphy with Youth Who Have Sexually Abused: Considerations and Cautions
      — David Prescott

Chapter 10 : Clinical Supervision of Therapists in the Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth
      — Phil Rich

Part III – Expressive Therapies

Chapter 11 : Honoring the Image: Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Sexually Abusive Behavior
      — Teresa J. Connell

Chapter 12 : Movement and the Brain
      — Beckie Ballard

Part IV – Special Issues

Chapter 13 : Understanding the Sexuality of Youth with Psychosexual Disturbances
      — Brenda Garma

Chapter 14 : Adolescent Abusers’ Victimization Treatment
      — Ken Singer

Chapter 15 : Helping Body & Mind: The Use of Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and QEEG Brain Mapping with Young People Who Sexually Abuse
      — Robert E. Longo

Chapter 16 : Experiential Techniques for Neurologically-Based Treatment for Trauma and Attachment Disordered Adolescents Who Have Sexual Abuse Issues
      — John Bergman & Debra Tatum Bergman

Part V – Special Populations

Chapter 17 : Application of Mode Deactivation Therapy to Juvenile Sexual Abusers
      — Jack Apsche & Lucia DiMeo

Chapter 18 : Helping Youth with Developmental Disabilities Stop Sexually Harmful Behavior
      — Brian J. Bill & Joann Schladale

Chapter 19 : The Good Way Model: Working with Learning Disabled Youth Who Sexually Abuse
      — Bill West & Lesley Ayland



Review Comments

Current Applications is a daring and brave text. Breaking from much of the stodgy and deeply entrenched psychological theories of the past, this book delivers a humanistic approach to sexual abuse treatment.

— Geral Blanchard, author