Applying offense driver's mode to EMDR therapy with sex offenders
Sexual offenders have higher levels of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) than either general or other criminal populations. The Pathways Model of sex offender treatment highlights etiology of offenses. The Adaptive Information Processing Model inherent in EMDR therapy offers an efficient way to target these etiological pathways forged by trauma-induced, maladaptively stored cognitions and emotions. We developed an Offense Drivers Model of EMDR therapy based on five extant models in the sex offender literature to guide the EMDR clinician to target the relevant factors which are theorized to drive offending behavior.
Original Work Citation
Ricci, R., & Clayton, C. (2018, October). Applying offense driver's mode to EMDR therapy with sex offenders. Presentation at the 23rd EMDR International Association Conference, Atlanta, GA
“Applying offense driver's mode to EMDR therapy with sex offenders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2018, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25288.