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The relapse prevention approach to treating sex offenders was adapted from the addictions field and is currently the most popular cognitive-behavioral treatment format for adult sex offenders (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers [ATSA] Professional Issues Committee 2005; McGrath et al. 2003). Marlatt and Gordon (1985) outlined a strategy for assisting individuals who have completed treatment to prevent the recurrence of drug taking. The relapse prevention strategy involves 1) identifying situations in which the individual is at high risk for relapse; 2) identifying lapses, that is, behaviors that do not constitute full-fledged relapses but do constitute approximations to drug taking and may be a precursor to a relapse (e.g., spending time in bars without drinking alcohol); 3) developing strategies for avoiding high-risk situations; and 4) developing coping strategies that might be used in response to both high-risk situations and lapses to minimize the chances of a relapse. In the context of sexual offenses against children, high-risk situations include time spent alone with a child or in places where many children are present, and lapses include behaviors such as masturbating to sexual fantasies about children.

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