Relapse Prevention for Sexual Harassers / Edition 1

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Relapse Prevention for Sexual Harassers is the first volume specifically devoted to describing effective interventions. Theoretically and empirically based, this clinical manual conceptualizes sexual harassment as a form of sexual abuse, and presents a treatment program based on the tested principles of relapse prevention. Using a stepped care approach, it describes how misinformation about sexual harassment impacts the harasser, and describes how to work with cognitive distortions, seeming irrelevant decisions, high-risk situations and lifestyle balance and myth acceptance and details specific interventions for these problems.
Geared for the mental health clinician, and a useful resource for the human resources professional, this manual emphasizes skills and techniques as well as providing abundant examples from case transcripts. The interventions it presents can be also be applied to a range of psychological problems.

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Brunswig and O'Donohue (both U. of Nevada-Reno) set out a detailed treatment program for therapists to provide psychotherapy to sexual harassers in individual sessions. Each of the 11 modules is expected to take between two and four weeks, and clients should not progress to the next until they have mastered the previous. The program can be modified for group sessions. Human resources personnel and management staff may also find the information useful. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306472596
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/15/2008
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Sexual Harassment: The Law and Consequences 1
Definitions and Measures: What is Sexual Harassment? 1
Effects and Consequences 2
What Can Be Done with Sexual Harassers? 3
2 Relapse Prevention as an Appropriate Model for the Treatment of Sexual Harassers 5
Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction 5
Pre-treatment Information 6
3 Bicycles and Sexual Harassment: The Offense Chain, the Offense Cycle, and the Offense Wheel 9
4 Comorbid Disorders 13
5 Treatment Modules 15
Module 1: Assessment 15
Module 2: Understanding Sexual Harassment 26
Module 3: Overcoming Denial and Minimization 33
Module 4: Skills Training 43
Module 5: Myth Acceptance, Cognitive Distortions, and Negative Attitudes towards Women 53
Module 6: Victim Empathy 63
Module 7: Relapse Prevention, Seemingly Irrelevant Decisions, Positive Addictions, and Lifestyle Balance 69
Module 8: High-Risk Situations 79
Module 9: Outcome Expectancies and the Problem of Immediate Gratification 93
Module 10: Review and Introduction to RP in Daily Life 101
Module 11: Review and Aftercare 108
Empirical Support of Intervention 115
Handouts 123
Index 151
About the Authors 153
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