An Alternative Treatment Approach for Sex Offenders with Intellectual Disability

There is a paucity of research on the treatment of sex offenders with intellectual disabilities.  Current treatment approaches are often modified versions of mainstream programming and fail to take into account the specialized needs of the intellectually disabled population.  If released into the community, these offenders face lifelong restrictions that limit their ability to find suitable housing and jobs, which can lead to increased rates of sexual reoffending.  Individual Psychology can be utilized to provide sex offenders with intellectual disabilities the courage they need to increase social interest and obtain a sense of belonging within their communities.

            Keywords: Individual Psychology, sex offender, intellectual disability

Author: 
Steven T. Sturlaugson
Year Completed: 
2018
Number of Pages: 
50
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