This book began in conversations with our dear friend, colleague, and publisher, the late Steven Bengis, about how we were concerned that clinical case formulation was becoming a lost art. It grew into a quest to have master therapists discuss their work and important topics in the treatment of sexual aggression.
Most of us know the drill: Punishment-only approaches don’t work in reducing any crime. The right person-centered treatments often work very well, and treatment combined with support for community stability works the best. The safest sex offender is stable, occupied, has supportive people to whom he is accountable, has plans for the future, and everything to lose by doing it again.
Special gratitude to Joan Tabachnick for helping move the project along.