Identifying and working with appropriate treatment targets with people who are sexually attracted to children

Lievesley, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-4957-258X, Harper, C.A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3172-0129, Swaby, H. and Woodward, E., 2022. Identifying and working with appropriate treatment targets with people who are sexually attracted to children. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. ISSN 0092-623X (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Research has shown that people within society experience sexual attractions to children, and a substantial number of these seek support related to this. However, professional practices around working with minor-attracted persons (MAPs) are variable. Clinicians possess low levels of knowledge about this population and are unclear about the correct treatment goals. In this work we explored the prioritization of different treatment goals by MAPs (n = 150), before investigating the demographic, sexuality-related, and psychological predictors of treatment target prioritization. Self-compassion drove many treatment targets among MAPs. We offer recommendations about how professionals might work collaboratively and effectively with this population.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Creators: Lievesley, R., Harper, C.A., Swaby, H. and Woodward, E.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 14 November 2022
ISSN: 0092-623X
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 15 Nov 2022 12:03
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:03
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/47408

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