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

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Rebecca Lievesley, Craig Harper, Helen Swaby and Ellie Woodward 2022. Identifying and working with appropriate treatment targets with people who are sexually attracted to children. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy . pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623x.2022.2149437
AuthorsRebecca Lievesley, Craig Harper, Helen Swaby and Ellie Woodward
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.

Keywordssexual attractions to children; minor-attracted persons (MAPs) ; treatment goals
Year2022
JournalJournal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal citationpp. 1-20
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor and Francis
ISSN0092-623X
1521-0715
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623x.2022.2149437
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0092623x.2022.2149437
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Publication dates15 Dec 2022
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