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Skolnick, Joel

Networks Counseling
PO Box 590173 Newton, MA 02459
(617) 365-5008

  • Ages of population served
    • 19 and older
  • Genders Served:
    • Male
  • Types of Services offered:
    • Group work specialized for sexually problematic/offense behavior
    • Family Support work specialized for sexually problematic/offense behavior
    • Evidence Based family therapy (e.g., Functional Family Therapy)
    • Risk Assessments
    • Court Testimony
  • Experience with Specialized Populations:
    • No Response
  • Language Proficiencies in Group/Individual sessions:
    • English
  • Clinical Licenses held:
    • Licensed social worker at independent practice level (LICSW)
  • Residential Treatment Program: No
  • Psychopharmacology Assessments Provided: No
  • Onsite Access to provide Psychiatric Medication as part of services: No
  • Insurance Accepted: No
  • Description of work provided and philosophy of working with this population:
    • Provide group treatment of adjudicated sexually offending adults in relapse prevention model. This involves working closely with courts, probation officers, parole and polygraphers. I often include families in my work with offenders. The major goals include development of relapse prevention plan including practicing plan and using group for feedback in order to increasingly learn to self manage risks and triggers. Families are often an important element in this process.