After reviewing the reading, what would you consider to be the best practice methods for identifying comorbid disorders like substance abuse, major depression, or intellectual limitations in individuals convicted of a sex offense? How would these disorders impact your approach to treatment? Should you consider the sex offense the primary concern of treatment or the comorbid disorder?
In this Discussion, you will consider the influences and challenges presented when treating sex offenders with comorbid conditions such as mental or intellectual disorders.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Read the Learning Resources.
- Select either sex offenders with mental disorders or sex offenders with intellectual disorders to be the focus of your original post.