Sexual Diversity and Sexual Offending
Research, Assessment, and Clinical Treatment in Psychosexual Therapy
This exciting and innovative book assists health practitioners in understanding the sexual diversity that now occurs in therapeutic consultations. The Internet with its anonymity and easy accessibility to all forms of sexuality and sexual behaviour, including cybersex, has enabled individuals to be more open and explorative in their sexual repertoire than ever before. Therefore, therapists can find themselves working with clients presenting issues of sexual diversity and sexual offending, with the latter mistakenly being confused as synonymous with the former. With this book, researchers and clinicians have the opportunity to explore aspects of diverse sexual practice with which they may be unfamiliar. This allows them to have confidence in understanding the issues being addressed in the consulting room, and to know when the client may be crossing a line into illegal sexual behaviour. In this way, the method of therapy offered can be both more appropriate and more beneficial for the diverse lifestyles encountered in contemporary society.
Glyn Hudson Allez