Research indicates treatment adaptations are necessary for clients with neurocognitive and developmental delays to be successful in sex offense treatment. This presentation will outline common challenges that warrant adaptive treatment and common adaptations made for treatment. Practical applications will be discussed through comparing traditional treatment assignments to adapted assignments and providing case examples. Treatment approaches are based on cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Recognize different neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders that require adapted treatment approaches
Differentiate between traditional treatment approaches and adapted treatment approaches
Describe application of adapted treatment approaches
Megan Reese PsyD, Washington State Department of Corrections
Amanda Fenrich MA, Washington Department of Corrections