Developing Holistic Sex Offenders’ Treatment Programs from an Adlerian Perspective

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence for the need to implement Adlerian holistic treatment approaches for sex offenders in group and individual therapy settings. First the sexual victimization statistics, risk factors, and the current three treatment programs for sex offenders are reviewed. The application of Adlerian holistic interventions to sex offenders‘ treatment programs will be discussed. It is concluded that Adlerian therapy can be effective in promoting social interest and community safety in the sex offender population.

Shannon N. Olson
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