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ERIC Number: EJ900732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
The Clinical-Forensic Dichotomy in Sexual Abuse Evaluations: Moving toward an Integrative Model
Tishelman, Amy C.; Meyer, Susanne K.; Haney, Penny; McLeod, Sara K.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v19 n5 p590-608 2010
We propose the use of an approach to evaluation that can be undertaken in a clinical setting when concerns regarding child sexual abuse are unclear or ambiguous and other systems are not involved, thus providing an option for the nondisclosing child often discussed in the "delayed disclosure" literature. This approach can also be appropriate for a child with a questionable prior disclosure not being served by other intervention systems. We have labeled this an "integrative" model, incorporating forensically sound practices into evaluations conducted in a clinical setting. The goals of this manuscript are to (a) provide a rationale for conducting child sexual abuse extended evaluations in a clinical setting, (b) delineate the purposes of such evaluations, (c) differentiate this "integrative" model from the forensic-clinical dichotomy framework discussed by Kuehnle (1996), and (d) briefly describe the format, which can be refined by future practice and research. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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