2012 Wise mind risky mind: A conceptualization of dialectical behavior therapy concepts and its application to sexual offender treatment.

This essay intends to provide a reconceptualization of dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), “wise mind risky mind,” and its application to the treatment of sexual offenders. This reframing may offer an alternate way of viewing the therapy of sexual offenders and shows some potential in tackling problems with general, affective, cognitive, and sexual dysregulation. The wise mind risky mind dialectical construct offer clients and therapists a shared language that captures and validates the experiential challenges that clients have in successfully regulating their risk for sexual offence. Clients can benefit from help controlling issues with dysregulation in a variety of domains by incorporating DBT ideas into conventional programmes for treating sexual offenders. When addressing the dynamics of sexual offending, it can also provide a more comprehensive therapy approach.