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Paradoxical and double-bind communication in treatment for people who sexually offend

Paradoxical and double-bind communication in treatment for people who sexually offend Abstract At its most fundamental structural level, treatment for people who sexually offend has inherently paradoxical elements. These involve questions about efficacy, the balance of community safety and client autonomy and responsibility for meaningful change. These elements can create further forms of paradoxical and double-bind communication within the treatment experience itself. This paper explores this communication and its potentially harmful effects on clients, therapy and community safety, particularly in light of the schemas, implicit theories and cognitive deficits exhibited by people with histories of sexually offending behaviour. It is intended to suggest topics for consideration in solving clinical dilemmas and preventing harm to therapeutic relationships. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Sexual Aggression Taylor & Francis

Paradoxical and double-bind communication in treatment for people who sexually offend

Journal of Sexual Aggression , Volume 18 (2): 14 – Jul 1, 2012
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers
ISSN
1742-6545
eISSN
1355-2600
DOI
10.1080/13552600.2011.595515
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Abstract

Abstract At its most fundamental structural level, treatment for people who sexually offend has inherently paradoxical elements. These involve questions about efficacy, the balance of community safety and client autonomy and responsibility for meaningful change. These elements can create further forms of paradoxical and double-bind communication within the treatment experience itself. This paper explores this communication and its potentially harmful effects on clients, therapy and community safety, particularly in light of the schemas, implicit theories and cognitive deficits exhibited by people with histories of sexually offending behaviour. It is intended to suggest topics for consideration in solving clinical dilemmas and preventing harm to therapeutic relationships.

Journal

Journal of Sexual AggressionTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2012

Keywords: Civil commitment; communication; paradoxical; sexual offender; treatment

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