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Sex Offender Treatment

A sex offender (also known as a sex abuser or sexual assaulter) is someone who has done a sex crime. The definition of a sex offense varies by cultural and legal constitutional authority. The majority of convicted sex offenders have been convicted of sexual crimes; however, some sex offenders have merely broken legislation that falls under a sexual category. Sexual assault, statutory rape, bestiality, child sexual abuse, incest, rape, and sexual imposition are some of the major offenses that frequently result in a mandatory sex-offender categorization. Sex offenders require psychological treatment to recognize the cause and to learn the coping strategies for the urges.

Risk Assessment for Sex offenders

Therapists employ a variety of ways to measure the reoffending risk of particular sex offenders. Probability assessment methods take into account elements that have been empirically connected by research to the risk of sexual re-offense. Some factors are considered “static” by researchers and practitioners, such as age, number of prior sex offenses, victim gender, relationship to the victim, and indicators of psychopathy and deviant sexual arousal, while others are considered “dynamic,” such as an offender’s compliance with supervision and treatment. When both static and dynamic elements are included, a more comprehensive picture of the offender’s risk emerges, as compared to using static or dynamic factors alone. At First Light Psychological Services, in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY our team of professionals are using the most comprehensive approaches for the risk assessment of sex offenders, thus helping in minimizing this offensive crime from society.

Treatment of Sex offenders

The foremost and principal concern for treatment is psychological counseling in order to avoid relapse. In other words, the main goal is for there to be “no more victims”. At First Light Psychological Services, in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY we believe that upon completion of treatment, each individual should have the skills necessary to lower any risk to re-offend, our team of professionals is providing all the necessary treatment methods including cognitive behavioral therapy to help the affected individuals to move towards a normal life. Do connect with us if you or a loved one is suffering from the issue.