Individual Therapy

This intervention incorporates elements of behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic therapy. On a behavioral level residents are given   coping tools to assist them in behavioral problem solving, so that they can advance through our level system with improved behavioral compliance. Cognitive-behavioral interventions explore the link between thoughts, feeling and actions, so that residents can override maladaptive impulses with deliberate reasoning and effective management of their emotional response. The result being, better judgment and decision making. Psychodynamic work is designed to affect more persistent patterns of individual and interpersonal problems.

Individual psychotherapy takes place a minimum of one hour per week, as well as any interventions that are needed on an ad hoc basis. Individual psychotherapy is undertaken with the resident by licensed psychologist, licensed sex offender treatment providers , and doctoral interns.