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Safety and Responsibility Programs for Sex Offenders and Individuals with Sexual Behavior Issues

The clinicians at the Joseph J. Peters Institute Safety & Responsibility Program are skilled in providing specialized services for individuals who have sexual behavior problems or committed sexual offenses. The Institute provides therapy for male and female adults and adolescents that experience sexual behavioral problems and/or are charged with or convicted of sexual offenses. Treatment for these individuals is provided at our Offender Services location, 1211 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Individuals who seek treatment for sexual behavioral problems at the Institute’s Safety and Responsibility Programs (SRP) are offered comprehensive evaluations, followed by treatment modalities that may include Individual Therapy Individual Therapy
Individual therapy is utilized to target specific goals and support attitudinal and behavioral change
, Cognitive Behavioral and Supportive InterventionsCognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that helps address distortions in thinking to change dysfunctional beliefs and attitudes that underlie offending behaviors. The treatment takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking, beliefs and behavior that are at the root of a person’s difficulties, ultimately changing the way he or she manages their lives
, family therapy, relapse prevention, psycho-education modules, safety planning, and overall wellness planning.

The Institute employs evidence-based and informed practices across programs and all evaluations are completed under the supervision of a licensed psychologist with expertise in the treatment of individuals with sexual behavior problems.