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NCJ Number: 118382 Find in a Library
Title: Using the Arts Therapies in Treatment of Sexual Offenders Against Children (From Vulnerable Populations: Evaluation and Treatment of Sexually Abused Children and Adult Survivors, Volume 1, P 265-298, 1988, Suzanne M Sgroi, ed. -- See NCJ-118378)
Author(s): C E Naitove
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter presents art (graphics, dance and movement, drama, music, poetry, literature, photography, and play) tools and techniques to facilitate the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders against children.
Abstract: Harter's work has suggested a three-stage process in developing the ability to accept a multiplicity of feelings associated with a given individual or circumstance. This theoretical concept is most useful both in establishing the level of developmental arrest in sexual offenders and in planning therapeutic interventions using the expressive therapies. This chapter discusses the selection of techniques, eliciting and evaluating artistic expressions from clients, materials used in expressive therapy, and introducing the arts activities and designing sessions. The latter topic addresses the making of drawings or collages and the use of photo cards. A discussion of therapeutic goals and techniques addresses specific applications of theories and suggested approaches as well as art and mime, movement, and music and poetry. The chapter concludes with a consideration of arts therapists as consultants. 6 references, a list of resources.
Main Term(s): Art therapy; Sex offender treatment
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Child Sexual Abuse
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