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The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646
Currently published as: Journal of Forensic Practice

Online from: 1999

Subject Area: Health and Social Care

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Therapeutic process in the treatment of sexual offenders: a review article

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Title:Therapeutic process in the treatment of sexual offenders: a review article
Author(s):Geris Serran, (Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario, Canada), William Marshall, (Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Citation:Geris Serran, William Marshall, (2010) "Therapeutic process in the treatment of sexual offenders: a review article", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 12 Iss: 3, pp.4 - 16
Keywords:Sexual offender treatment, Therapeutic process, Therapist characteristics
Article type:General review
DOI:10.5042/bjfp.2010.0421 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:This paper reviews the literature on therapeutic process specific to sexual offender treatment. The general clinical literature emphasises the importance of therapist style, the client's perceptions, the therapeutic alliance and cohesiveness. We highlight the importance of therapist characteristics, group cohesion and emotion in effective treatment of sexual offenders. Implications for programming and research are emphasised.

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