Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 13, 2005 - Psychology - 348 pages
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This book provides a broad overview of the literature, theory, and clinical treatment of attachment deficit. It discusses its application in understanding the etiology of juvenile sexual offending, as well as implications for treatment. Issues addressed include the components of attachment and social connection, attachment and the development of personality, neurology and attachment, the development of social competence, and consideration of whether attachment can be learned.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Relationship of Attachment to Juvenile Sexual Offending
6
Chapter 2 The Foundations of Attachment Attunement and Human Connection
19
Chapter 3 The Formation of Attachment and the Emergence of Self
36
Chapter 4 The Secure Self Attachment Self and the Internalized World
55
Chapter 5 An Attachment Framework
73
Chapter 6 Patterns of Attachment
92
Chapter 7 The Assessment and Classification of Attachment
108
Chapter 12 The Evidence for Attachmentdriven Sexual Offenses
183
Chapter 13 Antisocial Pathways
201
Chapter 14 Essential Elements Empathy Morality and Social Connection
214
Chapter 15 The Neural Self The Neurobiology of Attachment
233
Chapter 16 Understanding Attachmentinformed Treatment
259
Chapter 17 The Attachmentinformed Treatment Environment
272
Chapter 18 Implications for Treatment
282
Chapter 19 Conclusions Getting Connected
304

Chapter 8 Measuring Attachment
121
Chapter 9 Disordered Attachment or Attachment Disorder?
133
Chapter 10 Applying the Attachment Framework An Attachmentdriven Case Study
144
Chapter 11 Presumed Links An Attachmentdriven Pathway to Sexual Abuse
162

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Phil Rich, EdD, MSW, LICSW is the Clinical Director of Stetson School, a residential treatment program for juvenile sexual offenders and sexually reactive children in Barre, Massachusetts. He received his MSW in 1979 and his doctorate in applied behavioral and group studies in 1992, and has practiced as a clinical social worker for over 25 years. He has served as the program director of five residential and day treatment programs, and has worked extensively with troubled adolescents and adults in residential, inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient settings. He has 12 published books, including Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation, published by John Wiley & Sons.

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