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

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Thomas G. Plante
Greenwood Publishing Group, 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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Introduction What Do We Know About Roman Catholic Priests Who Sexually Abuse Minors?
Sexuality in Priesthood Noli me tangere
Beginning an Intervention in Clergy Sexual Abuse
Forensic Psychological Evaluations in Clergy Abuse
Neuropsychological Findings in Clergy Who Sexually Abuse
Psychological Treatment of Priest Sex Offenders
The Problem of Prevention in Clergy Sexual Abuse
Hear Our Cries VictimSurvivors of Clergy Sexual Misconduct
Conclusion Sexual Abuse Committed by Roman Catholic Priests Current Status Future Objectives

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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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