1st Edition

Sex Offender Treatment
Psychological and Medical Approaches

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ISBN 9780789000699
Published July 31, 1996 by Routledge
242 Pages

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Book Description

This important volume brings together findings in the psychological and medical treatment of sex offenders. It disseminates research from experts around the world in the field of sex offender treatment, making this knowledge available to researchers and clinicians everywhere. Professionals struggling to find effective methods for treating their patients will find Sex Offender Treatment a valuable tool for their daily work.

Chapters in Sex Offender Treatment cover a variety of topics. Authors examine such areas as psychodynamic and psychiatric disorders associated with the sex offender, findings on pharmacologic interventions, treatment techniques and the public perception of sex offender treatment, and cautionary notes for those who provide therapy for sex offenders. Within these areas, some specific themes addressed include:

  • types of personality disorders and implications for more effective treatment
  • the effectiveness of antiandrogen treatment and the promising results of other pharmacotherapies
  • techniques for developing insight in incest perpetrators
  • a study of adult male incest offenders’perceptions of the treatment process
  • an adolescent treatment program using a family communication approach
  • hypotheses regarding sexual offenders and men who batter, using psychodynamic and feminist theory

    Full of practical strategies and useful information, Sex Offender Treatment is a book professionals will reach for again and again.

Table of Contents

Contents I. Psychodynamics and Sexual Pathology

  • What Is in a Symptom?: A Conservative Approach in the Therapy of Sex Offenders
  • The Psychodynamics of Sex Offenses and Implications for Treatment
  • The Role of Personality Disorders in the Treatment of Sex Offenders
  • Aggression Against Women by Men: Sexual and Spousal Assault
  • Dissociative Experiences of Sexual Offenders: A Comparison Between Two Outpatient Groups and Those Found to Be Falsely Accused
  • The Utility of the MMPI–2 With Pedophiles
  • II. Medical-Pharmacological Approaches
  • An Exploratory Study of the Role of Psychotropic Medications in the Treatment of Sex Offenders
  • Buspirone and Paraphilic Sexual Behavior
  • Medroxy-Progesterone Acetate in the Treatment of Paraphilic Sexual Disorders
  • The Texas Experience With DepoProvera: 1980–1990
  • III: Psychological Approaches
  • Perceptions of Child Sexual Assault
  • The Remodeling Process: A Grounded Theory Study of Perceptions of Treatment Among Adult Male Incest Offenders
  • Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents With Sexually Inappropriate Behavior
  • Developing Insight in Incestuous Fathers
  • IV: Conclusions and Cautions
  • What Happens to Therapists Who Work With Sex Offenders?
  • False Accusations of Nosocomial Sexual Abuse

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