DSW Candidate – Barbara Bodiford, MSW, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Integrating the Etiologies of Sexual Offending and Pharmacotherapies to Increase Treatment Compliance in Adult Male Pedophiles

DSW Candidate – Barbara Bodiford, MSW

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Integrating the Etiologies of Sexual Offending and Pharmacotherapies to Increase Treatment Compliance in Adult Male Pedophiles

Sex offenders represent a diverse population within the United States, and a subclass of these individuals suffer from a sexual disorder known as pedophilia, with males comprising the vast majority of sexual offenders. Similar to most societal concerns, some obstacles hinder the probability of sustained treatment adherence. Enhancing comprehension regarding the constituents of sexual offenses, in conjunction with advancements in pharmacotherapies, may result in expanded treatment alternatives and increased adherence to treatment among offenders.

In addition, a uniform standard of care must be maintained among clinicians providing rehabilitation to offenders in order to decrease the utilization of insufficient and ineffectual interventions in correctional and community settings. The capstone project aims to analyze the constituents of sexual offenses and the impacts of pharmacotherapies. Additionally, it seeks to gain insight into the origins and diverse factors that contribute to criminal behavior to enhance the development of targeted and effective treatment strategies.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the barriers to sex offender treatment compliance.
  2. Understanding the components of sexual offending (biological, genetic, social, and environmental.
  3. The effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors on adult male pedophiles and how pharmacotherapy treatment can reduce negative impulses


Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.