Intrafamilial adolescent sex offenders' response to psychological treatment
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This qualitative study examined perceptions of a community-based treatment program for intrafamilial adolescent sexual offenders, from the perspective of the adolescent clients. The post-treatment interviews of 12 adolescents generated information regarding the participants' experiences of treatment and the effect of treatment on individual and family functioning. Greatest improvements occurred in the areas of communication with family and friends, anger management, and impulsivity. All participants agreed that group therapy was the most beneficial component of the program. The space to express feelings about the inappropriate sexual behaviours, as well as other personal and family issues was regarded as key to positive change. Greater improvements in family functioning were reported when at least one parent also attended therapy. There were fewer indications of change in the expression of empathy and construction of relapse prevention plans.
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