LONGO, PRESCOTT, BERGMAN & CREEDEN
"This text of evidenced-based practice and practice-based evidence is the most accessible neurobiological text I have read. It is clear, straightforward, and one of the most important books in the field. I do not think I have ever seen clearer explication of exactly how neurobiology affects the youth I work with and I believe this volume will change the practices we use to help them. The case studies alone are worth more than the purchase price of the book."
"This book provides a comprehensive blueprint for where treatment is heading over the next ten years in the field of adolescent sexually abusive behaviours. It is a very worthy third volume in the trilogy of ‘Current Perspectives/Applications’ and should be on every researcher and practitioner’s desk. The editors and their contributors – all recognized expert researchers and practitioners in their respective fields – provide the reader with both in-depth, yet extremely accessible material that will enable them to immediately enhance their current practice. The book is essential for those working with challenging, dis-regulated youth as it provides practical ways of really ‘doing the work’. It masterfully weaves a rich tapestry of practical neurobiology that encompasses history, theory, practice and case study in the most accessible text on this subject to date. First class in every way."
"This excellent volume successfully integrates a variety of advances in neuroscience research from leading experts in the field that are crucial to understanding and treating sexually abusive youth. Longo, Prescott, Bergman and Creeden have published a must-read book that not only illustrates the importance of understanding the micro aspects of brain development (e.g., neurotransmitters and receptor functioning) and neurological impairments resulting from traumatic stress, it also addresses the macro aspects by utilizing a holistic perspective. An interdisciplinary group of contributing authors explicate the ways neuroscience should inform assessment and treatment, and they demonstrate in practical language, concepts from interpersonal neurobiology and the ways brain-based intervention such as neurotherapy and sensorimotor approaches may be used as an adjunct to the usual cognitively based offense-specific treatment approaches. The intervention section alone will be very useful to seasoned practitioners as well as clinicians just beginning to work with youth with sexually harmful behaviors. In an era where neuroscience is utilized to determine the level of culpability in court proceedings, this text is a timely contribution to the field."