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NCJ Number: 68553 Find in a Library
Title: POTENTIAL OF SELF CONTROL TRAINING PROCEDURES IN THE TREATMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS (FROM SEX OFFENDERS - A SYMPOSIUM, P 73-79, 1978, BY JOHN GUNN - SEE NCJ-68543)
Author(s): M LEE-EVANS
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Special Hospitals Research Unit
London SE5, England
Sale Source: Special Hospitals Research Unit
119 Camberwell Road
London SE5,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: CONSIDERATIONS ARE OUTLINED WHICH SUPPORT THE APPLICATION OF SELF-CONTROL TRAINING PROCEDURES TO THE PROBLEM OF MODIFYING SEXUAL INTEREST WITH MALE SEX OFFENDERS AT RAMPTON HOSPITAL IN GREAT BRITAIN.
Abstract: ANALYSES OF SELF-CONTROL PROCEDURES FOCUS ON CLINICAL APPLICATIONS, INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS, AND VARIOUS INTERPRETATIONS OF THE TRAINING PROCESS. ONE INTERPRETATION OF THE PROCESS IS FURTHER DEFINED IN TERMS OF THREE BASIC INTERRELATED PROCESSES--SELF-MONITORING, SELF-EVALUATION, AND SELFREINFORCEMENT--WHICHARE ACCOMPANIED BY A REPERTOIRE OF SELF-CONTROLLING RESPONSES. ATTENTION IS THEN GIVEN TO SEXUAL FANTASY MODIFICATION PROCEDURES INVOLVING ORGASMIC RECONDITIONING AND STUDIES THAT ILLUSTRATE HOW THE PROCESS WORKS. IN THIS RESPECT, DISCUSSION TURNS TO ANOTHER METHOD FOR INHIBITING DEVIANT SEXUAL INTEREST AND WHICH ALSO INVOLVES THE MODIFICATION OF SEXUAL IMAGERY--COVERT SENSITIZATION--WHERE THE FANTASY OF A DEVIANT SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH UNPLEASANTOR AVERSIVE IMAGERY. SELF-CONTROL TRAINING PROCEDURES ARE THEN OUTLINED THAT COMBINE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF EACH OF THESE APPROACHES. FINALLY, RESEARCH DIRECTIONS ARE EXPLORED THAT WOULD COMPARE THREE DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF THE TREATMENT APPROACHES AGAINST A NO-TREATMENT CONTROL GROUP. TWO ADDITIONAL RESEARCH DIRECTIONS ARE DESCRIBED THAT WOULD INCLUDE FREQUENCY COUNTS OF THE OCCASIONS ON WHICH PATIENTS ATTEND ACTIVITIES WHERE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX AND AN ATTITUDINAL MEASURE. A LIST OF 27 REFERENCES ARE SUPPLIED.
Index Term(s): Aversion therapy; Behavior modification; Deviance; Dream therapy; England; Male offenders; Role perception; Sex offenders; Sexual behavior
Note: NCJ-68553 AVAILABLE ON MICROFICHE FROM NCJRS UNDER NCJ-68543.
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