Our psychologists have expertise in a range of areas:
SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT GROUPS
LSC runs a program designed to specifically meet the treatment needs of sex offenders in the community. It is run in an open group format and covers topic areas important in the treatment of sexual offending behaviour, including deviant arousal, victim empathy, intimacy skills and relapse prevention. In addition, other salient issues for the participants in relation to their offending are addressed, such as anger management, substance abuse, mental health concerns etc. This program caters for all types of sexual offenders, including internet offenders. Participants will be expected to commit to the program and work through particular treatment targets and exercises through the program. As the group is run in an open ended format, there is no set length for treatment and, rather, duration will depend on the progress of the client. The group is facilitated by two co-facilitators experienced in clinical and forensic practise with sex offenders and facilitators will liaise with supervising authorities to provide feedback on participants’ progress.
Referrals for group treatment can be made directly by the individual, a family member, by an allied health professional, or by other mental health professionals, lawyers, Courts, Probation and Parole Services, Department of Community Services, Department of Corrective Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The clinical staff at LSC Psychology have extensive experience in the design and implementation of a range of therapeutic group programs. In addition to the aforementioned groups that are running currently, we have experience in and are interested in running groups in the following areas: violent offender treatment, anger management, domestic violence, trauma processing, substance abuse, parenting, relapse prevention. Feel free to contact us if you have enquiries about these programs or any others, as LSC Psychology will run programs if sufficient numbers of referrals are received.