Chapter 11. Suggested Adaptations to the SVR-20 for Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

  1. Leam A. Craig BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, CSci, AFBPsS, EuroPsy, C.Psychol (Forensic) consultant forensic psychologist partner chartered psychologist chartered scientist holder Fellow4,
  2. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor5 and
  3. Kevin D. Browne BSc, MSc, MEd, PhD, MI.Biol, AFBPsS, C.Psychol (Forensic) chartered biologist chartered psychologist Consultant6
  1. Douglas P. Boer BSc, MSc, PhD, R.Clin.Psych associate professor adjunct professor programme therapist programme director supervising/regional psychologist Director1,
  2. Matthew Frize Master's, doctorate registered psychologist member Senior Clinical Consultant2,
  3. Ruth Pappas senior clinical consultant specialist,
  4. Catrin Morrissey PhD, C.Psychol chartered forensic psychologist lead psychologist3 and
  5. William R. Lindsay PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist Professor Visiting Professor5

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch11

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook

How to Cite

Boer, D. P., Frize, M., Pappas, R., Morrissey, C. and Lindsay, W. R. (2010) Suggested Adaptations to the SVR-20 for Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities, in Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook (eds L. A. Craig, W. R. Lindsay and K. D. Browne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665510.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd, The Willows Clinic, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, UK

  2. 5

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

  3. 6

    Institute of Work, Health & Organisations (I-WHO), University of Nottingham, International House, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Waikato, New Zealand

  2. 2

    New South Wales (NSW), Australia

  3. 3

    National High Secure Learning Disability service at Rampton Hospital, UK

  4. 5

    Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058381

Online ISBN: 9780470665510

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Keywords:

  • suggested adaptations to SVR-20 - for offenders with intellectual disabilities;
  • guidelines for use of SVR-20 with ID individuals;
  • adapted SVR-20 items – ‘QUALIFIERS’;
  • psychosocial adjustment items - sexual deviation;
  • major mental illness - diagnosis of major mental illness (MMI) with ID clients problematic;
  • SVR-20 manual, prescription drug misuse as substance abuse;
  • sex offenders with ID, engagement with society - crucial aspect of treatment;
  • past non-sexual violent offences;
  • multiple sex offence types;
  • attitudes supporting or condoning sex offences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • SVR-20

  • Adapted SVR-20 Items - ‘Qualifiers’

  • Conclusions

  • References