Download FormsTherapeutic assessment and treatment for individuals with sexual behavior problems requires specialized licensing on the part of treatment providers who commit to provide assessment and treatment based on timely empirical data and according to specific guidelines. In the State of Texas an individual convicted of a sexual offense and required to undergo treatment, must do so with a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP).
The professionals at OpenDoor are skilled to work with individuals who struggle with a variety of intellectual and developmental issues. They understand that each person comes with his or her own special concerns and problems and are able to develop a plan that will best serve that individual.
What to Expect
Assessments might be required by your attorney prior to conviction or by your probation officer or treatment provider following conviction. All tests listed below are available through OpenDoor.
Treatment can begin before or after conviction, but all requirements will remain the same. The client will begin the process with individual sessions then moved to group when appropriate and will attend sessions no less than four (4) times per month. Length of treatment depends on client’s progress and any requirements of probation (if applicable). As client progresses, he/she might become eligible for aftercare and allowed to come on a less frequent basis. In order to remain in treatment, attendance and timely payment are mandatory. Polygraphs might be ordered if individual does not admit to offense, and is required upon completion of sexual history presentation, and on, at least, a yearly basis from the time client begins treatment.
The primary model of treatment used is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Treatment of individuals with sexual behavioral problems will take into account Risk
- Antisocial personality pattern (impulsivity, adventure or pleasure-seeking, restless aggression, irritability)
- Pro-criminal attitudes, (rationalizations for crime and negative attitudes toward the law, social supports for crime (i.e. criminal friends and isolation from positive social influencers)
- Substance Abuse
- Negative family and marital relationships
- Poor school and/or work performance and a low level of satisfaction
- Lack of involvement in positive social recreational or leisure activities
should be assessed and become the focus of treatment.
combined with taking into account each individual’s life goals and helping that person find ways in which to meet those goals safely – Good Lives Model (GLM).
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*Although the above evaluative tools are relatively standard, other testing instruments might be recommended on a case-by-case basis.
When an adult commits a sexual offense, certain restrictions must be put in place immediately to prevent future inappropriate sexual behavior and protect that individual from any additional allegations. There will be certain activities in which the client cannot be involved without a chaperone in attendance. It is important that any adult responsible for supervising the client fully understand those restrictions and the extent and dynamics of the offense/sexual behavior. It is also important that a chaperone be willing to hold the client accountable for inappropriate behavior and communicate closely with other members of the team. All chaperones will be required to attend this one-time three (3) hour training and be approved by other members of the team to meet this requirement. An approved chaperone will be required to attend quarterly support groups.
(Note: Team includes treatment provider(s) and probation officer if applicable.)