Sex Offender Treatment: Psychological and Medical Approaches

1st Edition

Edmond J Coleman, Margretta Dwyer

Published July 31, 1996
Reference - 242 Pages
ISBN 9780789000699 - CAT# HW11672

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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.


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