Boys Who Have Abused: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Victim/Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jun 10, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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John Woods presents a theoretical approach and practical suggestions for mental health practitioners working therapeutically with young people who have abused. Drawing on his long-standing experience, he has developed an integrated theory that bridges the gap between existing cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic approaches. He shows how this individual treatment model can be applied in a range of contexts including residential settings, group and family work, as well as in individual work. In-depth case studies throughout the book demonstrate how exploring the individual's whole life-course within a psychoanalytic framework enables connections to be drawn between possible childhood abuse and subsequent abusive behaviour. Guidelines are presented on working with the problems of self-destructiveness, masochism and depression facing the young abused/abuser and the impact of sexual abuse on sexuality, gender identity and sexual orientation. This is an instructive and thought-provoking text for all mental health practitioners and allied professionals working with adolescents who sexually offend.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Preface
11
1 Psychotherapy with Young Abusers
13
2 Psychotherapy in a Systemic Context
24
3 Common Themes in the Psychotherapy of Young AbusedAbusers
42
4 Regression Trauma and False Self in the Treatment of an Adolescent AbusedAbuser
54
from reenactments to Creativity in Residential Treatment
78
6 Group Therapy for Adolescents Who Have Abused
103
7 Street Sex Offenders
138
8 Disturbances of Gender Identity Development in the Young AbusedAbuser
158
The Case of Mr D
182
10 Reflections on the Supervision of Psychotherapy with Young AbusedAbusers
208
References
219
Subject Index
232
Author Index
239
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John Woods is a Principal Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic, North West London. He also has a private practice and runs workshops and training events.

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