Road to Freedom
The Road to Freedom was written more than 15 years ago, and the authors acknowledge that things have changed somewhat in the field and in the understanding of “what works” in treatment. The book is designed to provide a blueprint for treatment goals, with exercises to be used if they are relevant to spark introspection and self-evaluation. The use of the book should be individualized to meet each client's treatment needs, and can be used in conjunction with many other resources. It should be delivered in a trauma-informed and client-centered approach. The authors no longer advise using aversive conditioning. Many states require polygraphing, and the authors advise using it as a clinical tool to enhance assessment and treatment planning, not as a tool for incrimination. Specific workbook exercises should be used if they are relevant and applicable to each individual person, and should be adapted to contemporary evidence-based practice, such as trauma-informed care, RNR, and Good Lives Models. The Road to Freedom is available for a more affordable price online at safer society press. Levenson’s new co-authored book “Trauma-informed Care: Transforming treatment for people who have sexually abused” is a resource for therapists wishing to incorporate trauma-informed case conceptualization and interventions to supplement traditional workbooks like Road to Freedom and is also available at Safer Society Press.