ERIC Number: EJ843726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 183
Treatment of Adult Sexual Offenders: A Therapeutic Cognitive-Behavioural Model of Intervention
Yates, Pamela M.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v12 n3-4 p195-232 2003
Recent research indicates that, of the various forms of treatment available to sexual offenders, cognitive-behavioural methods are likely to have the greatest impact in reducing rates of sexual re-offending. Cognitive-behavioural treatment typically targets attitudes that support sexual offending, anger management, victim empathy, deviant sexual arousal, and relapse prevention. More recently, treatment has targeted cognitive processes more generally, management of other emotional states in addition to anger, intimacy deficits, and risk self-management (Marshall, Anderson, & Fernandez, 1999; Yates, Goguen, Nicholaichuk, Williams, & Long, 2000). This article describes the components of cognitive-behavioural treatment with sexual offenders, including recent developments, assessment, treatment methods, and the importance of therapist characteristics on the therapeutic process and on treatment outcome.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Intimacy, Cognitive Processes, Therapy, Empathy, Adults, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Psychological Patterns, Risk, Self Management, Evaluation Methods, Outcomes of Treatment, Intervention, Recidivism
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