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NCJ Number: 140718 Find in a Library
Title: Remodeling Process: A Grounded Theory Study of Perceptions of Treatment Among Adult Male Incest Offenders
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:18  Issue:3/4  Dated:(1992)  Pages:167-189
Author(s): R A Schella
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 23
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A sample of 20 adult male incest offenders currently enrolled in, graduates of, or dropouts from a community sexual abuse treatment program participated in a grounded theory study to explore incest offender perceptions of treatment.
Abstract: The researchers used 20 audiotaped interviews, direct observations of 65 group therapy sessions, and record analysis to gather data. The findings indicated that offenders progress through a remodeling process as they face discovery of their abuse and go through treatment. The process consists of several stages involving the offenders' world falling apart, the offenders taking on the project of rehabilitating themselves, tearing out their damaged parts, rebuilding themselves and their relationships, maintaining the remodeling that has occurred, and moving on to new remodeling projects. Therapists can use their knowledge of this remodeling process to tailor treatment to individual offender needs and to present a metaphor to discuss the treatment process and explanations. 1 figure and 45 references
Main Term(s): Incest treatment
Index Term(s): Treatment techniques
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