The Mission of The Center for Sexual Wellness is to increase the safety of the community by providing effective,
research-based education and treatment to sexual offenders who are motivated to
avoid recidivism and who are amenable to treatment.
This program is located at 3425 E. Grant Road, Suite 101, Phone: 520-546-1642
Referral Program: For an offender to be accepted into the Sexual Offender Treatment Program, he/she should have been convicted of a sexual offense. If the client has charges or allegations without having been convicted, they may consider other treatment options that are available to them within the Center for Life Skills Development. These options may be discussed with Jennifer Balistreri, LMSW.
Intake: Intake involves a minimum of two individual sessions to completed agency paperwork consisting of program agreements, consent to treatment, release of information, and a psycho/social/sexual history. Additionally, a clinical interview and assessments are completed for a comprehensive evaluation.
Assessment: Assessments are initially used to determine appropriate treatment placement. Ongoing assessment is used to measure and evaluate changes in arousal, thinking, and attitudes. The Sexual Offender Treatment Program utilizes the following assessments administered by Lova Njuguna, MC, NCC, LPC, LISAC, CCBT:
- Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest-3(AASI-3) ™
- Multiphasic Sex Inventory II (MSI-II)™
- Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III(MCMI-III)™
Sex Offender Treatment Programs Services Include:
- Adult Groups
- Female Groups
- Juvenile Groups
- Specialized Assessments
- Arousal Conditioning
- Chaperone Training
- Significant Other Support
- Pre-Trial Assessment
Sexual Offender Treatment Program utilizes group and/or individual modalities.
Methods of treatment utilize a combination of psychoeducational, cognitive
behavioral, and relapse prevention treatment approaches. Additionally, The Center supports a collaborative approach to community supervision.
Group Attendance: Clients will attend group regularly, following this schedule of
frequency, or per my treatment plan:
- Phase I – 2x per week
- Phase II – 1x per week
- Phase III – 2x per month
- Phase IV – 1x per month
- Maintenance – 1x every other month
- After Care – 1x every 3 months/quarterly or as needed
Individual Attendance: Client will attend any individual sessions that are required by
the program or deemed necessary by the counselor and/or monitoring agent. In addition to regularly scheduled individual
sessions, client will bring one person to Support Session 2x per year.
This program requires the following minimum
individual contact schedule:
- Phase I – 2x per month
- Phase II – 1x per month
- Phase III – 1x per month
- Phase IV – 1x every other month
- Maintenance – 1x every three months/quarterly
- After Care – as needed
- Support Session – 2x per year, minimum (Phases I-V, or as