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The Safer Society Handbook of Sexual Abuser Assessment and Treatment

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CE Credits: 12 Credits
Length: 456 Pages
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Book Description
Safer Society Press joined with editors Steven Mussack and Mark Carich to engage a team of top experts in the field of sexual offender assessment and treatment to create this handbook. The volume provides clinicians with the most current empirically and clinically supported methods for assessing the treatment needs of sexual offenders and providing them with effective treatment. The chapter authors chosen to write about their areas of specialization are respected authorities in the field, and most are also clinicians. Each chapter provides readers with effective tools they can directly apply to their clinical work. With 16 information-filled chapters and two practical appendices, the Handbook is a must-have reference for any professional working with adult sex offenders. (2014)
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:
This cutting-edge text offers an up-to-date review of the field of sexual abuser assessment and management by a "who's who" of experts, including:

• Karl Hanson (Risk Assessment)

• Steven Mussack (Psychosexual Evaluation)

• Robert McGrath (Program Development)

• William Marshall & Liam Marshall (Therapeutic Processes)

• David Prescott (Motivating Clients)

• Steven Sawyer & Jerry Jennings (Group Therapy)

• William Murphy & Jacqueline Page (Cognitive Factors)

• Tony Ward (The Good Lives Model)

• Jill Levenson & Gwenda Willis (Trauma-Informed Care)

• Michael Seto & Angela Eke (Internet Porn)

• Gerry Blasingame (Intellectual Disabilities)

• Franca Cortoni (Women Who Offend)

• Mark Carich (Aftercare)

• ...and more!

Editor Biographies
Steven E. Mussack, PhD is a psychologist in private practice, director of CHOICES Sexual Offender Treatment in Eugene and Salem, Oregon, and an Oregon-certified clinical sex offender therapist. He began working in community-based sexual offender assessment and treatment in 1980, co-developing an incest offender treatment program upon which he based his book Recycling Fathers: A Community Based Treatment Program for Incest Offenders (CHOICES Publications, 1984). Steve co-authored the original ATSA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics and was founding editor of the ATSA Professional Forum. He was co-editor of the Handbook for Sexual Abuser Assessment and Treatment (Safer Society Press, 2001). Steve is a founding board member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and served for 14 years. He served for eight years on the Oregon Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Board of Directors, and five years on the Oregon Sex Offender Treatment Board as a founding member.
Mark S. Carich, PhD is currently in private practice and has been a faculty member at Lindenwood University, Belleville campus, teaching in the graduate counseling program since 2007. Mark retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections after 27 years of working with the sexually dangerous persons of Illinois, providing assessments, treatment, staff training, and program management. He co-edited the Handbook for Sexual Abuser Assessment and Treatment (Safer Society Press, 2001), and co-authored the Adult Sexual Offender Assessment Report (Safer Society Press, 2003) and Contemporary Treatment of Adult Male Sex Offenders (Crown Publishers, 2011). He has edited three different newsletters on topics related to assessment and treatment of individuals who have sexually abused and has conducted training, both nationally and internationally, on topics relating to sexual offender assessment and treatment. Mark is a licensed sexual offender assessment and treatment provider in Illinois and provides supervision to professionals interested in obtaining licensure.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Discuss the ways in which the field of assessment and treatment of adult sexual abusers has been shaped by the integration of positive psychology with cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Describe the empirically and clinically supported methods for assessing the treatment needs of adult sexual abusers
  • List the most current research-based methods for assessing the reoffense risk of adult sexual abusers
  • Identify the most current best practices in the treatment of adult sexual abusers
  • List the major theories that inform current treatment approaches
  • Discuss the factors that differentiate the assessment and treatment needs of populations other than adult males, such as female abusers and intellectually disabled abusers

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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