Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast

Dr. Alissa R. Ackerman and Dr. Alexa Sardina


Episode 12: Building a Better Life Beyond Fear: The Sex Crimes Podcast

In Episode 12 of Beyond Fear, we interview David Prescott, an internationally known expert on treatment for those who sexually offend.A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world.In this episode, we talked about everything from the history of treatment, to the need for trauma informed practice, to the use of person-first language.David recently co-authored a book Trauma-Informed Care: Transforming Treatment for People Who Have Sexually Abused.In the episode, we talked about a recent blog post on person first language that you can find here.For a transcript of this episode, click here.For a direct download of this episode, click here.
  1. Episode 12: Building a Better Life
  2. Episode 11: "Do Women Do Those Things?!"
  3. Episode 10: Once You See, You Can't Unsee
  4. Episode 9: Why Should I Care?!
  5. Episode 8: The Deliberate Shift