Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

by Edmond J Coleman, Michael Miner, Edmond J. Coleman
     
 

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Gain a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of sex offenders, their crimes, and the treatments that can help them

The treatment of sexual offenders varies from culture to culture and nation to nation. Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives assists sex therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and

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Gain a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of sex offenders, their crimes, and the treatments that can help them

The treatment of sexual offenders varies from culture to culture and nation to nation. Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives assists sex therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists working in sex offender treatment around the world in providing more effective services. This book looks at the behavior of sexual offenders and offers treatment approaches that will stimulate your thinking and help you improve your research and treatment methodologies.

This valuable and informative book introduces and discusses the formation of the new International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, which will advance the existing knowledge about the nature of sexual offenders and sexual offenses, work to improve treatment methods and disseminate information about improved methods, and scientifically evaluate therapeutic methods advocate for the right of sex offenders to effective treatment.

Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives presents an overview of recent research in the treatment of sexual offenders as presented at the 5th International Conference on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders in 1998 in Caracas, Venezuela. This book explores:

  • the recently revised Standards of Care for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders
  • self-perceived aggression in relation to brain abnormalities in a sample of incarcerated sexual offenders
  • self-concepts and interpersonal perceptions of sexual offenders in relation to brain abnormalities
  • brain abnormalities and violent behavior
  • group family interventions for the treatment of adult male child molesters
  • the experiences of adult and adolescent female sex offenders
  • a 7 step system to treat pedophiles who are mentally retarded, mentally ill or physically handicapped
Sexual Offender Treatment: Biopsychosocial Perspectives provides you with valuable insights and a cross-cultural viewpoint as you benefit from the expertise and experience of international scholars who have set the standards for the treatment of sex offenders.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book describes sexual offender treatment from various perspectives. It has also been co-published as Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, Volume 11, Number 3, 2000.
Purpose: The editors have published selected papers from the 5th International Conference on the Treatment of Sexual Offenders held in Caracas, Venezuela in 1998. The book is needed because it adds to the body of knowledge in the field. The book achieves the editors' goals.
Audience: The editors have published the material with the clinician in mind. In my opinion, the book is useful for both students and practitioners who are interested in treating or understanding sexual offenders. The various authors of the papers are credible authorities in the subject matter.
Features: The book covers sexual offender treatment from a biopsychosocial perspective. A variety of authors have written the papers so many opinions are expressed. The book contains biological/theoretical data as well as treatment recommendations.
Assessment: This book is useful for people interested in the field of treatment of sexual offenders. It is written in journal format and seems very similar to other journals.
Booknews
Contains papers from a 1998 conference held in Caracas, Venezuela. Papers reflect the general trend of developing greater understanding of biomedical correlates of sexual aggression, brain abnormalities associated with violent sexual behavior, and psychosocial correlates to brain functioning. Other themes are the importance of family interventions, and issues of special populations including females, the mentally retarded, and physically handicapped offenders. Coleman directs the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School; Miner teaches psychology at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. Co-published simultaneously as , v.11, no.3, 2000. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789010179
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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