There has been some controversy over juvenile sex offenders’ treatment programs and therapists, because most of these therapy programs have been developed based on treatment models for adult sex offenders. Recent studies have shown that there are huge differences between juvenile and adult sex offenders. So, these therapists and treatment programs may be missing the mark for the needs of today’s teen sexual offenders.
Because of these differences, youth who have sexually acted out are in need of a sex offender therapy program that has specifically been designed for them, like STAR Guides Wilderness Therapy program. This program was created and designed by professional therapists who specialize in dealing with adolescents who exhibit deviant sexual behavior. When you are looking for a therapist for a child who has committed a sexual offense, you should keep the following points in mind:
These 10 qualities can help one find the right therapist for teen sexual offenders. These qualities are abundantly present in therapists in the STAR Guides Wilderness Therapy program. They have been working with juveniles that have committed sexual offenses for years. The program has helped many teens and young adults deal with their problems and become productive members of society.
Matt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of youth treatment and psychotherapy since 1995. He did his undergraduate work at BYU and earned his M.S.W. at the University of Utah. He has worked in a variety of treatment setting in his career ranging from wilderness therapy and residential treatment to outpatient treatment and state government.