Individual sessions are held when an individual first enters treatment and on an as needed basis. The purpose of the initial individual sessions is to allow the client to become more comfortable with the therapeutic process and gain information. It is also an opportunity for the treatment provider to learn about the client and his or her special issues and develop a treatment plan. It also allows for that provider to determine if group treatment is appropriate for the individual and prepare him or her in that event. It is very important in this process that the client begin to take responsibility for the offensive sexual behavior and the therapist will help the individual in this endeavor. When a client enters group, individual sessions will occur when needed.