Archived from the original PDF on The Behavior Analyst Today. Previous research in the early s has shown covert conditioning to be effective with sex offenders as part of a behavior modification treatment package.
You have clicked. The chapter first reviews the theoretical bases for the behavioral techniques presented. Therapies and self-help methods have aspects of covert conditioning.
Below are some important points to know when working with sexual offenders. Request More Info. Large-scale studies comparing several methods have found that other techniques, such as behavioral family counseling and self-management techniques, are also effective.
Moreover, more research is warranted as there is mixed evidence to support the use of these techniques Vollmer et al.
These techniques are used to increase arousal to appropriate sexual stimuli and to decrease arousal to deviant or inappropriate sexual stimuli. Suggestions are provided for the implementation of each of the therapeutic methods. The method relies on the person's capacity to use imagery for purposes such as mental rehearsal.
Behavior modification; Behavior modification training; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders; Treatment techniques.