West B. (2007) Using the Good Way model to work positively with adults and youth with intellectual difficulties and sexually abusive behaviour.

Journal of Sexual Aggression 13 (3), 253-266.


The Good Way model is being used increasingly in New Zealand and Australia in both community-based and residential programmes for the treatment of adolescents and adults with intellectual difficulties who have sexually abusive behaviour. It is also being used with children and, in adapted forms, with mainstream adolescents and people of indigenous cultures. Early process evaluations of the model have been positive. This paper focuses on work with those with mild intellectual disabilities, and proposes that, in addition to being a useful framework for treatment, the Good Way model can also be used both as a practical, constructive neutralization and as a way to develop adaptive ‘‘explicit theories’’ with these clients, particularly when it is used jointly with the preferred clinical approach of developing individualized, self-narratives of desistance and rehabilitation.

Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232902420_The_Good_Way_model_A_strengths-based_approach_for_working_with_young_people_especially_those_with_intellectual_difficulties_who_have_sexually_abusive_behaviour