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NCJ Number: 167751 Find in a Library
Title: Using Strategic, Systemic, and Linguistic Principles To Enhance Treatment Compliance (From Sex Offender: New Insights, Treatment Innovations and Legal Developments, Volume II, P 7-1 to 7-15, 1997, Barbara K. Schwartz and Henry R. Cellini, eds. - See NCJ-167745)
Author(s): M E Winn
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Civic Research Institute, Inc
Kingston, NJ 08528-9982
Sale Source: Civic Research Institute, Inc
4478 US Route 27
P.O. Box 585
Kingston, NJ 08528-9982
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A strategic, systemic, and linguistic philosophy is presented for reducing denial and enhancing the compliance of sex offender with behavioral treatment.
Abstract: Three models are presented that are effective in addressing resistance and enhancing treatment compliance. These models have been used to enhance the level of meaning that the offender attaches to the importance of participating in the difficult process of therapy. They have also been used to reduce the amount of coercion or confrontation therapists use to engage offenders in this type of therapy. Concepts and practices used in these models include meta-confrontation, partialization, direct and indirect therapist positioning, the purposeful use of language and use of the client's world view, paradoxical prediction and prescription and therapeutic rituals, and ordeals and rites of passage. These techniques are alternatives to the traditional direct approach, which may instill a negative attitude regarding participation in cognitive-behavioral sex offender treatment. The integration of these areas of knowledge can help more offenders to become more fully involved in treatment and can further humanize sex offender treatment. 34 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Offender attitudes; Sex offender treatment; Sex offenders; Sexual assault victims; Treatment techniques
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