For over 30 years respectively, the directors of The Counseling & Psychotherapy Center, Inc. have been working with convicted sex offenders to develop secure, transitional and community-based treatment and management programs of the highest quality. Over the years clinicians and criminal justice personnel have responded to the combination of criminal justice and clinical perspectives within our organization. This has enabled us to attract some of the most talented and experienced clinical and criminal justice staff in the field to work with us on our mission to reduce sexual victimization. More recently, we have expanded the services we provide to the clients of our criminal justice partners whose offending behavior involves mental illness and/or substance use.
Our Executive Committee is comprised of four licensed clinical professionals in psychology, social work and counseling who specialize in the treatment of sex offenders. Other Executives include, the President of the Eastern Division, who has held several key positions in the Department of Corrections in his home state of Massachusetts, including: Commissioner of Community Corrections, Executive Director of the Parole Board and inaugural chair of the Sex Offender Registry Board. These dual perspectives are evident in the CPC treatment and management program. The remaining Executives are senior business professional specializing in Operations, Finance and Human Resources.
The containment approach starts in our own house. Our model includes not only the traditional three elements of Supervision, Treatment and Polygraph, but a fourth equally important element: the Victim Advocate. We are proactive in integrating stakeholders into the containment process by assigning an area coordinator to accomplish that goal in each geographic area.
Our clinicians are experts in this field and have learned how to support parole and probation in their supervision and decision-making regarding the high-risk sex offenders in the community. As an agency we have made a substantial investment in educating our clinical professionals and providing them with ongoing training and weekly supervision. This proactive approach to training and supervising our staff helps to eliminate the biases clinicians naturally develop while working closely with individual offenders.
CPC has enjoyed tremendous growth in our programs due to the comprehensiveness and quality of our treatment program and offender management services and our ability to provide them at a price that makes them accessible to the agencies and offenders that need them. An exciting phenomenon for us is that our programs have not only grown geographically but they have grown vertically. That means that we can treat the same offender clientele through different layers of the criminal justice system. We have programs in state and county correctional institutions which flow into transitional programming and on into community-based management and treatment. Each additional layer in the vertical system improves the safety outcome.
The Counseling & Psychotherapy Center Inc. offers a variety of specialized sex offender treatment programs throughout the United States. We treat Juvenile, Transitional Aged Youths/young adults(18-25 years old) and Adults who have offended sexually and who reside in different settings from secure institutions, transitional programs to community based outpatient treatment sites. We have created programs in numerous un-served and underserved communities interested in developing comprehensive treatment programs; attracting and training new sex offender clinical specialists.
The cornerstone of these programs is our adult outpatient groups. These are funded by government contracts, Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay. Presently we facilitate these outpatient groups in approximately 60+ locations in numerous states across the country.
CPC is also a contracted treatment provider in many areas, developing programs for Parole, Probation and Correction departments in several states and vendoring with other agencies responsible for managing sex offenders in their communities.
These special programs are facilitated in collaboration with placement providers to develop effective treatment milieus. CPC also operates a pilot placement facility for Transitional Aged Youth on juvenile parole in California. To learn more about this innovative placement facility visit: www.ruleresidential.com
These sex offense specific, relapse prevention groups meet weekly in all the locations listed below. The groups are comprised of clients from a variety of referral sources; the clients pay for their own treatment at a standard rate. Offenders with special needs may receive specialized services at many of these locations. For more information on a referral to any of these existing groups please contact the Area Coordinator for that area (See listings under Contact Us page)