The Pathways workbook has been a cornerstone in the treatment of sexually aggressive youth since the first edition was issued twenty years ago. As the field has evolved and advanced, so has Pathways. This new Fourth Edition reflects current research and clinical experience with adolescents by focusing on strength-based methods to help clients develop healthy and productive lifestyles consistent with the Good Lives Model of rehabilitation. Pathways continues to use a restorative justice theme emphasizing concern for restitution, development of victim empathy and personal responsibility. Focus is shifted from the offense cycle into understanding the antecedents to a client?s sexual acting out.
The Fourth Edition incorporates quizzes into the end of each chapter. Experience has shown that the quizzes are a rewarding and helpful way to ensure that clients are reading and comprehending the material in the chapters. The tests also provide the client with a tangible sense of accomplishment.
Pathways is written for both adolescent boys and girls, and is appropriate for both adjudicated and non-adjudicated clients with a wide variety of sexual behavior problems. (2011)
"Just as the treatment of adolescents who have sexually abused has evolved dramatically in the past two decades, so too has Pathways. Tim Kahn has always been clear about the need to incorporate new knowledge into practice, and the fourth edition of Pathways does exactly that."
--David S. Prescott, LICSW, Clinical Director, Beckett Family of Services, Maine
"Tim's workbooks have been a mainstay of treatment for sexually aggressive?youth for 20 years. Every program can benefit from the implicit ideas and explicit exercises and explanations in this new edition."
--David L. Burton, Associate Professor, Smith College School for Social Work
"Keeping in stride with the warm and encouraging tone of the first three editions of this best-selling book, this latest revision of Pathways provides a current and comprehensive treatment model for youth with sexual behavior problems. Consistent with strength-based methods, Pathways includes a Healthy Living Project for juveniles to work through. Another nice addition is the inclusion of chapter quizzes for treatment providers, allowing them to track a youth's retention of information and progress in the workbook. Stepping back from the traditional offense-cycle of earlier years, Pathways now helps young people learn more about their offending behaviors by way of looking at the antecedents to their offending and behavioral chains that were present. Overall, this is a wonderful addition to the treatment resources available for working with youth who exhibit sexual behavior problems, and it will undoubtedly improve the quality of services that are being offered to this population."
--Brent J. Oneal, Ph.D. Forensic & Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Faculty of Psychiatry, University of Washington Medical School