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Abstract: ARMIDILO: More than Just a Great Acronym

The Assessment of Risk Manageability for Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Limitations who Offend Sexually (ARMIDILO-S) was developed by D. Boer and colleagues to provide a comprehensive risk evaluation of sexual offender with an intellectually disability. The instrument allows the evaluation of the client’s risk and protective issues, as well as the risk and protective features of the environment around the client. The ARMIDILO-S also allows users to describe risk levels for re-offending in different contexts and helps users derive treatment or management plans accordingly. This workshop will examine the utility of the ARMIDILO-S format in terms of providing consistency and structure in assessment while facilitating communication about risks and risk factors.


Douglas Boer is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Canberra (Australia). Prior to his current position, he worked as an academic at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand for seven years and before that he worked for the Correctional Service of Canada for 15 years in a variety of contexts including sex offender therapist and treatment programme supervisor. He has published a number of articles and structured clinical assessment manuals for use with sexual offenders. Professor Boer is also on approximately 10 editorial boards including the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Sexual Abuse: Australia, New Zealand, and the British Journal of Forensic Practice. Finally, he is an active clinician, assessor, and clinical supervisor.