Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Eric Baltrinic


This paper examines studies dedicated to the treatment of sexual offenders (SOs) and other individuals with problematic sexual behaviors, particularly in relation to preventing recidivism, and intended for the purpose of increasing awareness in current and future counselors. Articles include studies examining factors related to offense, assessments available for determining the risk for re-offending for community safety, and models to utilize within the counseling sessions. Sexual offending cannot be said to exist within a vacuum, occurring at random with no stimulus or factors leading up to the crime—as Cognitive-Behavioral Theory (CBT) would suggest, thoughts and behaviors are linked, and this relationship can be used to help discover the source, reasoning, and possible treatment for sexual disorders. By linking factors at the time of offense to the needs of the individual at the time of treatment, key areas for improvement can be determined in order to pave the way to effective treatment planning.

Unique Identifier



Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.