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1st Edition

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests
A Practitioner's Guide

ISBN 9780367254186
Published July 20, 2020 by Routledge
310 Pages

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Book Description

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner’s Guide provides a thorough review of atypical sexual interests and offers various ways through which they can be measured and controlled, including compassion-focused and psychoanalytic approaches.

This unique guide presents a detailed analysis of deviant sexual interest. Part I, 'Assessment,' overviews the range of sexual interests and fantasies in men and women. Part II, 'Management,' investigates the cutting-edge tools, approaches, interventions, and treatment advances used in a variety of settings to control deviant sexual interest. In Part III, 'Approaches to assessment and management', the authors consider how females with sexual convictions can be assessed and how offence paralelling behaviour can be used for assessment and treatment. Throughout, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests offers necessary perspectives and emerging research from international experts at the forefront of this field.

With a thorough assessment of current research and a critical overview of treatment advances for problematic sexual interests, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests is an essential resource for clinical and forensic psychologists, probation officers, academics, students working in the field, and members of allied professional fields.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Richard Shuker


Anthony Beech


Chapter 1. How do Sexual Interests Cluster and Relate to Sexual Offending Behaviours against Children?

Sarah Paquette & Sébastien Brouillette-Alarie

Chapter 2. Exploring and Assessing the Current Sexual Interest of Men who have Committed Sexual and Non-Sexual Violent Offences

Geraldine Akerman, Jennifer Hardy & Paul Hamilton

Chapter 3. The Role of PPG in Sexological Assessment and Treatment of sexual offenders: A Comparison of British and Czech practice

Derek Perkins, Marek Páv & Petra Skřivánková

Chapter 4. Using the Explicit and Implicit Sexual Interest Profile (EISIP) in Applied Forensic or Clinical Contexts

Alexander F. Schmidt & Derek Perkins

Chaper 5. Using the Rapid Serial Visual Presentation to Detect Sexual Interest

Angelo Zappalà & Pekka Santtila

Chapter 6. Using Eye-Related Measures to Assess Sexual Interest

Charlotte Wesson & Todd E. Hogue

Chapter 7. Sexual Fantasy Use as a Proxy for Assessing Deviant Sexual Interest

Ross M. Bartels


Chapter 8. The treatment of sexual deviance within a therapeutic setting

Jayson Ware, Meagan Donaldson & Danielle Matsuo

Chapter 9. Compassion and Acceptance as Interventions for Paraphilic Disorders and Sexual Offending Behaviour

Jamie S. Walton & Kerensa Hocken

Chapter 10. A psychoanalytic approach to paraphilic disorders, perversions and other problematic sexual behaviours

Jessica Yakeley

Chapter 11. Medication to Manage Problematic Sexual Arousal

Emma Marshall, Belinda Winder, Christine Norman & Nicholas Blagden


Chapter 12. Introducing the Multi Component Framework of Female Sexual Offending

Rachel Worthington

Chapter 13. Trauma, Adverse Experiences, and Offence Paralleling Behaviour in the Assessment and Management of Sexual Interest

Lawrence Jones

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Geraldine Akerman is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist and Therapy Manager at HMP Grendon. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK and Honorary Professor of Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and Chair Elect of the Division of Forensic Psychology.

Derek Perkins is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at Royal Holloway University of London, UK and Broadmoor Hospital, and Co-Director of ‘onlinePROTECT.’

Ross M. Bartels is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and member of the Forensic and Clinical Research Group at the University of Lincoln, UK.


‘For readers seeking new perspectives from established authors, this volume is the best to come along for several years. My copy will reside in the closest shelf to my desk.’ - David Prescott in Sexual Abuse, the official journal of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers