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The assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with sexually abusive behaviour requires an understanding of normal sexual development. A multiplicity of biological and psychosocial factors determines the child's sexual development, gender role, sexual orientation, patterns of sexual arousal, sexual cognitions, sexual socialization, and the integration of sexual and aggressive patterns of behaviour. The individual's sexuality evolves in concert and as a result of interaction with family, ethnic, social, and cultural influences. These parameters summarize what we know about the epidemiology and phenomenology of sexually abusive youths and provide guidelines for the assessment and the selection of treatment interventions for these youths. Essential considerations in the assessment and treatment of sexually abusive youths, as well as the different categories of sexually abusive youths which should be recognized and which influence treatment decisions, are presented. The spectrum of currently available psychosocial and biological treatments will be summarized.
  • 10,000 words – 34 pages in length
  • Oustanding use of literature
  • Well written throughout
  • Ideal for psycology and sociology students

Executive Summary

The Evaluation Process
Forensic Considerations
The Clinical Interview
Assessment of the Sexually Abusive Behaviour

Psychological Tests
Phallometric Assessment
Disposition
Treatment
Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions
Psychosocial Therapies
Psychopharmacological Interventions

Literature Review
Definitions
Normal Sexual Development
Epidemiology
The Spectrum of Sexual Offenses
Victim Characteristics
The Cycle of Violence
Clinical Presentation
The Preadolescent Sex Abuser
The Adolescent Sex Abuser
Psychopathology
Delinquency
Personality Characteristics
Family Environment
Social and Interpersonal Skills
School and Academic Problems
The Female Juvenile Sex Abuser
The Developmentally Disabled Juvenile Sex Abuser

Assessment
Forensic Considerations
The Clinical Interview
Assessment of the Sexually Abusive Behaviour
Sexual History
Developmental and Psychosocial History
Mental Status Examination
Psychological Testing
Phallometric Assessment
Disposition
Treatment Planning
Treatment
Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
Specific Psychoeducational Modules
Relapse Prevention

Psychosocial Interventions
Group Therapy
Individual Psychotherapy
Family Therapy

Psychopharmacological Interventions
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Antiandrogens
Aftercare
Conflict Of Interest
Scientific Data and Clinical Consensus

References



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