Sexual Deviance: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment

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D. Richard Laws, William T. O'Donohue
Guilford Press, 2008 - Psychology - 642 pages
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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this important work provides authoritative scientific and applied perspectives on the full range of paraphilias and other sexual behavior problems. For each major clinical syndrome, a chapter on psychopathology and theory is followed by a chapter on assessment and treatment. Challenges in working with sex offenders are considered in depth. Thoroughly rewritten to reflect a decade of advances in the field, the second edition features many new chapters and new authors. New topics include an integrated etiological model, sexual deviance across the lifespan, Internet offenders, multiple paraphilias, neurobiological processes, the clinician as expert witness, and public health approaches.

 

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This is the usual cant by psychologists who have less awareness of history and the overriding role of social forces than the typical beer guzzling pick up truck driver. Psychologists are Puritans and Inquisitors in modern form. They dislike having brought up what they previously said about women in pants. They promote social conformity, not "health." I hope they bake in their suits in the summer sun. 

Contents

Introduction
1
An Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending
21
Reductions in Deviant Sexual Behavior in the Aging Sex Offender
37
Psychopathology and Theory
61
Assessment and Treatment
76
Psychopathology and Theory
108
Psychopathology and Theory
131
Assessment and Treatment
150
Assessment and Treatment
320
Psychopathology and Theory
336
Assessment and Treatment
356
Psychopathology and Theory
384
Assessment and Treatment
419
Psychopathology and Theory
439
Assessment and Treatment
459
Psychopathology and Theory
486

Psychopathology and Theory
164
Assessment and Treatment
183
Psychopathology and Theory
213
Assessment and Treatment
231
Psychopathology and Theory
250
Assessment and Treatment
264
Assessment and Treatment
285
Psychopathology and Theory
305
Assessment and Treatment
508
Prevalence Etiology Assessment and Treatment
527
Sexual Deviance and the Law
557
Neurobiological Processes and Comorbidity in Sexual Deviance
571
Medical Models and Interventions in Sexual Deviance
594
A Way Forward?
611
Index
629
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About the author (2008)

D. Richard Laws, PhD, is the codirector of the Pacific Psychological Assessment Corporation and the director of Pacific Design Research in Victoria, British Columbia; an adjunct faculty member at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia; and Honourary Professor at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Dr. Laws is past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He is known in the field of sexual deviance for his development of assessment procedures, program development, and evaluation. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in this area, serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is the editor or coeditor of six previous books.

William T. O'Donohue, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist in Nevada, has been a full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1999. Dr. O'Donohue is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and has served on the board of directors of this organization. Since 1996, he has received over $1.5 million in federal grant monies from sources including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Justice. He has edited over 30 books, coauthored three books, and published more than 100 articles in scholarly journals.

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