This presentation provides an overview of gender-responsive and trauma-informed treatment approaches being used through the Washington State Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Program with female individuals, including those who identify as transgender and nonconforming, who have committed sexually motivated offenses. The presenters will share an overview of current research and examples of how treatment delivery is being adjusted to meet the needs of this population, including treatment approaches based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. They also will review current literature and research recommendations regarding treatment approaches, interventions, and future areas of study.
- Describe current evidence-based treatment models for working with individuals who identify as female and have committed sexually motivated crimes
- Identify current gender-responsive treatment approach adjustments being made to respond to the needs of this population
- Cite recent research about treatment of this population