Relapse Prevention for Sexual Harassers

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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, ...

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Overview

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: 9781461352235
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Sexual Harassment, The Law and Consequences. II. Relapse Prevention as an Appropriate Model for the Treatment of Sexual Harassers. III. Bicycles and Sexual Harassment: The Offense Chain, the Offense Cycle, And the Offense Wheel. IV. Comorbid Disorders. V. Treatment Modules. 1. Assessment. 2. Understanding Sexual Harassment. 3. Overcoming Denial and Minimization. 4. Skills Training. 5. Myth Acceptance, Cognitive Distortions, and Negative Attitudes Towards Women. 6. Victim Empathy. 7. Relapse Prevention, Seemingly Irrelevant Decisions, Positive Addiction and Lifestyle Balance. 8. High-Risk Situations. 9. Outcome Expectancies and the Problem of Immediate Gratification. 10. Introduction of RP in daily life. 11. Review & Aftercare. Empirical Support of Intervention. Conclusion. References & Selected Bibliography. Handouts. Index.

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