The landmark text for working with juvenile sexual offenders and understanding sexually abusive behavior in children and adolescents-NOW FULLY REVISED
Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders guides mental health professionals through the breadth of assessment and intervention methods available for working with this special population, providing a succinct yet complete survey of the field, the etiological development of sexually abusive behavior in juveniles, and a reliable resource for assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Praise for Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition
"The Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders showcases Phil Rich's experience and mastery of the research and clinical literature. In my view, this is an excellent therapy book and, like its predecessor, will help practitioners to work effectively and ethically with juvenile offenders. It is destined to become a classic."
—Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsy; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
"Phil Rich is considered one of the world's leading authorities on how best to understand, assess, and treat juvenile sexual offenders, and this Second Edition of his excellent text shows why he is held in such high regard. All theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners whose work brings them in contact with juvenile sexual offenders should definitely read this remarkable book."
—W. L. Marshall, OC, FRSC, PhD; Director, Rockwood Psychological Services, Ontario, Canada
"Phil Rich's book, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition offers new and thought-provoking ideas, updates, and information, especially on developmental pathways. This book is one of the few publications on juvenile sexual offending that offers something new and revealing to the field."
—Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC, ACS, BCIA-EEG, BCN; Serendipity Healing Arts, Lexington, North Carolina
"Phil Rich masterfully fills the gap in the juvenile sexual offender treatment literature with a book that is neither introductory nor narrowly specialized. Seasoned veterans will appreciate his thoughtful and studied approach. Newcomers will find this book a vital go-to resource."
—David Prescott, LICSW, Clinical Director, Becket Family of Services, Falmouth, Maine
"Mind-blowingly brilliant—Rich by name and rich in depth, detail, description, and debate. An instant classic, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition is both comprehensive and challenging with its material and messages, yet reassuringly accessible and practical."
—Martin C. Calder, Calder Social Work Training and Consultancy, Leigh, Lancashire, UK
About the Author:
Phil Rich, EdD, MSW, is the Director of clinical program development at the Stetson School, a residential treatment facility for sexually troubled children and sexually abusive adolescents in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of Attachment and Sexual Offending and Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation, both published by Wiley.