Wednesday Apr 28, 2:30 PM
150 Transgender Inmates Charged With Sexual Offenses: Treatment Strategies
Corrections-based treatment providers face challenges in working with transgender individuals who have committed sexual offenses, with a need to balance sex-offense-specific treatment with the patient’s mental health needs. Meanwhile, lawmakers and corrections officials are tasked with developing policies and procedures that balance the needs of the individual with those of the institution. This talk will examine these issues and use case examples to highlight policies, procedures, and practices, as well as diagnostic considerations.
- Describe challenges in providing sex offender treatment in correctional settings to people who identify as transgender
- Discuss how policies and treatment for this population vary as a function of region and security level Identify at least one diagnostic consideration that may arise when assessing and treating individuals who identify as transgender