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Applying the Good Lives and Self-Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment

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CE Credits: 15 Credits
Length: 308 Pages
Level: Advanced
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Book Description
A comprehensive guide to integrating the Good Lives and Self-Regulation models into a sex offender treatment program. The authors present the two models as a combined program to achieve two goals with offenders: building a lifestyle incompatible with offending and effectively managing risk. This is a thorough, step-by-step guide that first lays the groundwork with the fundamentals, continues with sections on assessment and treatment, and wraps up with post-treatment maintenance and supervision. A practical, common-sense guide written specifically for clinicians from the leading Good Lives experts, this is a book no one who treats or manages sex offenders should be without.
Please note: GIFR is the sole Continuing Education Credit provider for this CE Program. However, we do not provide the book. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher, Safer Society Press. To purchase this book, visit:
Author Biographies
Pamela M. Yates, PhD, RD Psych has worked as a clinician and researcher in various capacities with adults and youth, including sexual offenders, violent offenders, individuals with substance abuse problems, and victims of violence, and has developed accredited offender treatment programs. Her research and publications include offender rehabilitation, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, program evaluation, risk assessment, treatment effectiveness, psychopathy, and sexual sadism. She has written extensively on the Self-Regulation and Good Lives models of sexual offender intervention.
David Prescott, LICSW, is currently clinical director of the Becket Programs of Maine. He previously served as clinical director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake and as treatment assessment director of the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Wisconsin. Mr. Prescott is the author and editor of seven books about working with sexual offenders of all ages, and is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. His clinical and training interests include motivational enhancement, building therapeutic relationships, and assessing treatment progress.
Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is currently professor of clinical psychology and head of department at Victoria University of New Zealand. His research interests include offender cognition, reintegration and desistance, ethical issues in forensic psychology, and evolutionary approaches to understanding human behavior. He has authored over 280 academic publications and books.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Identify the relationship between motivation and effective client engagement
  • Discuss the rationale of using the Good Lives Model (GLM) as a flexible framework for the concrete treatment methods of the Self-Regulation Model (SRM-R)
  • List and define the 10 primary goods of the Good Lives Model
  • Describe how to develop a case formulation and treatment plan based on the GLM and SRM-R
  • Explain the importance of using approach goals rather than avoidance goals in treatment
  • Explain the importance of linking criminogenic needs to the primary goods with which they are associated

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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