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Treatment of men who have sexually abused adults

Gannon, Theresa A. (2014) Treatment of men who have sexually abused adults. In: Wilcox, D.T. and Garrett, T. and Harkins, L, eds. Sex offender treatment: A case study approach to issues and interventions. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 85-104. ISBN 978-1-118-67441-3. E-ISBN 978-1-118-67435-2. (doi:10.1002/9781118674352.ch6) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:42432)

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This chapter examines individual treatment for clients who rape or attempt to rape adult women. The key characteristics, psychopathologies, and treatment needs of this client group are described. The contemporary treatment of rapists more generally is also discussed alongside my own approaches to treatment with this client group. A case study description of a mentally disordered client who has raped is then presented and discussed with particular reference to the assessment process and the concepts of shame, self-esteem, attitudes towards women and relationships, and inappropriate sexual interest. The chapter closes with conclusions regarding individualized treatment for men who rape.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/9781118674352.ch6
Uncontrolled keywords: Rape; mental disorder; shame; attitudes towards women; inappropriate sexual interests; masturbatory reconditioning
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Theresa Gannon
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 11:07 UTC
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