Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: Perspectives on Sexual Abuse Committed by Roman Catholic Priests (Google eBook)

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Thomas G. Plante
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 184 pages
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A tremendous amount of media attention has been devoted to revealing sexual abuse perpetrated by Roman Catholic priests. These essays outline a clinical and research agenda for professionals dealing with clergy sexual abuse. They should enable research clinical professionals, and clergy to identify the relevant issues in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests. Leading experts in the field from the United States and Canada have offered their different perspectives on this compelling problem including victim profiles for determining who is at risk.

  

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Contents

Introduction What Do We Know About Roman Catholic Priests Who Sexually Abuse Minors?
1
Sexuality in Priesthood Noli me tangere
7
Beginning an Intervention in Clergy Sexual Abuse
21
Forensic Psychological Evaluations in Clergy Abuse
27
Neuropsychological Findings in Clergy Who Sexually Abuse
59
Psychological Treatment of Priest Sex Offenders
87
The Problem of Prevention in Clergy Sexual Abuse
111
Hear Our Cries VictimSurvivors of Clergy Sexual Misconduct
135
Conclusion Sexual Abuse Committed by Roman Catholic Priests Current Status Future Objectives
171
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THOMAS G. PLANTE is Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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