Sex Offender Introduction

The purpose of this section is to give perspective on the range and influence of paradoxical interventions.

If we were to take a poll of the client type that most clinicians would prefer not to treat, I think it would be safe to say that high on that list would be ‘sex offenders’.

Even regarding young adolescent offenders, many clinicians cringe at the thought of addressing problem sexual behavior, and some might even suggest that it is “almost impossible” to treat with any degree of clinical certainty. 

This section hopes to convey that paradoxical interventions utilized within the framework of an orbits-gravity paradigm makes it is not only possible to treat such volatile behavior successfully, but it is also possible to have a high degree of certainty that treatment will in fact be effective over the long term.  

While it is understood that most clinicians reading this, are not likely treating sex offenders, it is hoped that the email dialoge in the cases of “J” and “Charlie” and Chapter 4 will offer some insights on utilizing this powerful method for addressing treatment-resistant clients who may not be exhibiting the same range of volatility, but are none-the-less involved in other forms of repetitive destructive behavior.