Phil Rich, Ed.D., MSW
Stages of Accomplishment is a set of four inter-related workbooks that assist in the treatment of sexually abusive or sexually troubled adolescents. Building from simpler ideas to more complex and richer concepts, the workbooks take youth through a series of guided exercises that touch on many of the most significant elements of treatment.
Stage 1 “Introduction to Treatment” focuses upon basic concepts and sets the foundation for the workbooks that follow.
Stage 2 “Understanding Yourself” helps youth focus upon and understand emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and thinking errors.
Stage 3 “Understanding Dysfunctional Behavior” identifies and works through behavioral cycles, safe behavior, and relapse prevention.
Stage 4 “Hitting The Target: Making Change Permanent” addresses empathy, victim awareness, community service, communication skills, and healthy relationships.
Augmenting individualized treatment, the workbooks are designed to be used in community-based or residential care settings. The accompanying Clinician’s Manual will help guide therapists in their use of the workbooks, and includes supplemental tests to ensure retention of learning. Designed for use with adolescent boys of average cognitive abilities, the Manual offers concrete ideas for adapting the workbooks to other populations of sexually abusive youth.