“Sex Offending and Sex Addiction: An Overview – Differences and Commonalities, Assessment and Treatment” explores the dynamics of sexual addiction and how they interact with the dynamics of sexual offending. The course focuses on the overlap of these behaviors and how understanding both together will improve the professional’s understanding of both populations. Overlaps and differences are considered through the exploration of a theoretical model for describing the development of sexual addiction and how it might interact with sexual offending behavior.
Author: Dr. Robert Land, Psy.D
This is an intermediate course targeted at clinicians with some experience working with adults who have offended sexually.
CE Units: 3
1. Enumerate at least 3 symptoms of sexual addiction
2. Be able to recognize both sides of the controversy surrounding sexual addiction and sexual offending
3. Name 3 pathways to sexual addiction
4. List at least 3 assessment instruments useful in diagnosing sexual addiction and sexual interest for sexual offenders
5. Recognize the role of accountability in sexual offending and sexual addiction
6. Recognize 3 problematic sexual behavior styles that result from the interaction of sex addiction and sex offending
CASOMB: Domain 3 Topic 3 – “Strategies or methods to identify and target sexual and non-sexual criminogenic
factors in sex offender treatment”; Adjunct Topics – “Sexual compulsivity and addiction as applied to sex offenders”