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. 

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Jesus was attached, Gays were attacked. Zoos are attached all in the name of Christ. Christ does not attack. People should know this, and yet religions turn a blind eye to that attacking the zoosexual every way they think they can attack them. When they stop attacking the zoo not giving fear judging themselves peace will come to the zoosexual, and peace will come to the people that were blindly attacking not attacking anyone. There will be an eerie quietness at first but we can get used to it.
The psychologists are deviant in the way they give guilt trying to act better than another person that is born, and dies just like they are born, and die. Psychologists ignore the verses below, This is just the beginning.
Luke 6:37: King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Matthew 7:2:For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Romans 2:1: Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
The same thing for those to dense to not know the answer. It is sex.
Romans 14:10;King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
For one deviant does not describe any form of sex. I .know people want to but that is not the case. The devil is deviant in the way he lies perverting truth defiling the soul's of people to make them bitter so they do abominable actions to people grieving the holy spirit away . All they have in their soul is the blaspheming devil. What people are trying to treat is sex. They give guilt. That is not what Jesus gives. A person cannot give what they do not have. Have Hate give it. Have accusations give it. Have accusing give it. Have Condemnation in your bank account give it when you make a withdrawal. A person may do bad, but giving bad from your bank account does nothing to keep bad from occurring. That is why God says overcome evil with good. Don’t do that be evil. That is why the KJV says I will repay sayeth the Lord. Ignoring the words of God will ensure that war will occur. That person has death in their soul finding a reason they think is justifiable to war, but have goodness, mercy, kindness, forgiveness, long suffering patients meekness a humble spirit have it to give. Have them to give have life in the soul. People get life in their soul by observing a person with life in their soul. Have a person observing a person looking for what a person doe’s wrong to punish never teaches whoever what is right. That is why people call a gun power. That is why a name is attacked calling it good. Have people behold good people will become good by beholding people that are good. People on the wide road of destruction do bad to people they see doing bad warring against them. That is not the narrow way of peace. The narrow way saves the soul. Had war been the right way a disciple and Jesus would have been back to back saying they were protecting each others back fighting off the people that came to arrest him. That did not happen. Real power made life. The power of people takes life away being in opposition to the power that made life. People that have sex with humans to young harming them will have to answer to a being other than us. I must tell you that the devil is not as depicted by religions. He will try to look like God standing in what people call the holy of holies on earth standing where he ought not to stand. People that think evil over comes evil will follow him. We must turn the tables on him so when he -appears so people will turn their backs to him ignoring him even when he calls fire down from the sky, Revelation 13 – 13, KJV the beast in that book is Satan looking like God in his glory. Satan was called Lucifer.
would give. No love in guilt.


An Integrated Theory of Sexual Offending
Reductions in Deviant Sexual Behavior in the Aging Sex Offender
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory

Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Assessment and Treatment
Psychopathology and Theory
Assessment and Treatment
Prevalence Etiology Assessment and Treatment
Sexual Deviance and the Law
Neurobiological Processes and Comorbidity in Sexual Deviance
Medical Models and Interventions in Sexual Deviance
A Way Forward?

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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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