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NCJ Number: 68558 Find in a Library
Title: ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IN THE TREATMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
Journal: JOURNAL OF CORRECTIONAL EDUCATION  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1980)  Pages:20-26
Author(s): T C HARTLEY; G R PARKER
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 7
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A CANADIAN EXPERIMENT IN TREATING THE PRONOUNCED PERSONAL INADEQUACIES OF A GROUP OF SEX OFFENDERS UNDER PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN A BRITISH COLUMBIA HOSPITAL THROUGH ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE SUBJECTS OF THIS SURVEY WERE SELECTED FROM A GROUP OF SEX OFFENDERS PARTICIPATING IN GROUP THERAPY UNDER A WARD PSYCHIATRIST, 85 PERCENT OF THE PATIENTS ALSO HAD DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL ABUSE PROBLEMS. ONE GROUP RECEIVED ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING AND A CONTROL GROUP DID NOT. POSITIVE CHANGES IN THE SUBJECTS' PERSONALITIES TOWARDS ACHIEVING EMOTIONAL STABILITY, ASSERTIVENESS, AND TRUST WERE HYPOTHESIZED. DESPITE THE LIMITATIONS INHERENT IN THE PROGRAM, POSITIVE CHANGES WERE DETECTED WITHIN 12 WEEKS: INCREASED AWARENESS AND AN IMPROVED ATTITUDE TOWARD SELF AND OTHERS DID OCCUR, AND A GROUP ETHOS, ORIENTED TO ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING OBJECTIVES, WAS ONE FACTOR ATTESTING TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TRAINING. FURTHER RESEARCH WITH LARGER GROUPS AND MORE FOLLOWUP ARE RECOMMENDED TO ASCERTAIN THE PERMANENCE OF ANY CHANGE. TABLES AND GRAPHS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE PROVIDED IN THE TEXT. AN APPENDIX GIVES THE ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING PROGRAM.
Index Term(s): Assertiveness training; Behavior modification; British Columbia; Canada; Role playing; Sex offenders
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