Safer Society Press
YATES & PRESCOTT
Pamela M. Yates, Ph.D, R.D. and David S. Prescott, LCSW
The good lives and self-regulation models are emerging as effective approaches for the treatment of sexual offenders. Until now, clinicians had no unified guide to implementing these models. From leading experts on these models and the co-authors of Applying the Good Lives and Self-Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment, Building a Better Life is a comprehensive workbook intended for use as part of an integrated treatment program. Building upon the fundamental principles of the good lives model, the workbook emphasizes the establishment of desirable goals toward which the client can work. It integrates research findings that approach goals that are inherently more attainable than avoidance goals. People who build their lives around approach goals tend to be happier and less distressed than those who organize their lives around avoidance goals. Building a Better Life is a must-have resource for clinicians integrating the good lives and self-regulation models into their practices.