I am a licensed Psychologist in the state of Connecticut (001815) with over 32 years of clinical experience. I received my Ph.D. in 1988 in Psychology. I have worked almost exclusively in the assessment and treatment of sex offenders since 1984. I have conducted assessments and provided treatment for sex offenders, or those accused of sexually assaultive behaviors, for the Office of Adult Probation (CSSD); The Board of Parole and Pardons; the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHAS); The Department of Children and Families (DCF); Federal Probation; The Office of the Public Defender; and, private counsel. The individuals I have assessed and treated have been convicted or accused of all manner of sexually assaultive behaviors against children and adults.
Clinical Member: The Connecticut Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (CATSO)
I have testified numerous times for the agencies set forth above and individual clients. Although most of my court involvement has been in Connecticut, I have been qualified as an expert witness in California and Rhode Island. I have also acted as a consultant to other professionals in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania as well as colleagues in Europe.
I have developed special interests in and conducted evaluations and treatment of exhibitionists, those accused or convicted of internet-related offenses, neurologically compromised individuals and individuals diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. I take an individual approach with each client I treat and integrate cognitive-behavioral techniques with psychodynamic interventions as appropriate.
During my twenty-years of employment with the Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior (CTPSB), I have conducted numerous trainings regarding working with sex offenders as well as other relevant topics for Probation Officers, Parole Officers; and, CATSO members.
2009-2010: Director of Evaluation and Testing, The Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior (CTPSB), The Connection Inc.
1990-2009: Program Co-Director/Clinical Director, the Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior (CTPSB).
1988-1990: Clinical Coordinator, Sexual Abuse Treatment Program, Offender Services, Meriden-Wallingford Hospital, Division of Mental Health Services.
1986-1988: Psychological Assistant to Raymond E. Anderson, Ph.D., Pacific Professional Associates, a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders.
1984-1986: Psychology Intern, Pacific Professional Associates.
Gibeau, D. (1988). Secure attachment, types of discipline, separation threat and the quality of peer affectional systems in two types of child sexual offenders: An application of Bowlby’s attachment theory. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
Anderson, R.D., Gibeau, D., & D’Amora, D.A. (1995). The sex offender treatment rating scale: Initial reliability data. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 7, 221-227.
Gibeau, D. and D’Amora, D.A. (1995). Treatment goals, treatment planning, and monitoring treatment progress. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Research and Treatment Conference, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, New Orleans, LA.
Gibeau, D., Duffee, S.B., & D’Amora, D.A. (1994). The utility of the Carlson Psychological Survey (CPS) in predicting initial treatment success. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Research and Treatment Conference, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, San Francisco,
Gibeau, D. and D’Amora, D.A. (1991). Working with denial and minimization. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual National Conference on Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction, San Francisco, CA.
Hobson, B., Gibeau, D., & Boland, C. (1990). A systems approach to Sex Offender Treatment. Workshop presented at the Fifth Annual Training Conference, The New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers, Albany, NY.
Gibeau, D. and D’Amora, D.A. (1990). Using a cycle of exhibitionism model in teaching relapse prevention and rational emotive therapy to exhibitionists. Paper presented at the Third Annual National Conference on Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Gibeau, D. (1988). A decision model for differentiating between preference-mediated and situationally-mediated child sexual offenders. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Research and Data Conference on Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Association for the Behavioral Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Atlanta, GA.
Anderson, R.E. and Gibeau, D. (1987). A preliminary factor analytic study of stimulus material used in assessing child sexual offenders. A paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Association for the Behavioral Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Newport, OR.
Dennis Gibeau, PhD
Rockfall, CT. 06481