Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The experience of providing therapy services to sex abusers: A case study
by Deel, Carol A., Ph.D., Capella University, 2014, 246; 3614799
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation will discuss the research question, "What is the experience of providing therapy to sex abusers?" based on the results of a qualitative case study. A literature review will establish the preceding research related to sex abuse treatment. By filling a gap in previous research, this researcher seeks to encourage sex abuse treatment providers by authenticating their experiences, to provide valuable information to educators, as well as to inform legislators, the judiciary, and the general public about sex abuse treatment. Based on nine transcribed and analyzed interviews with providers of sex abuse treatment to adult male sex abusers who abuse children, this researcher discovered five themes and fourteen patterns within the providers' experiences. This study augments awareness of the field of sex abuse treatment as articulated by practicing providers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Glidewell, Reba
Commitee: Kostere, Kim, Martyn, Marial
School: Capella University
Department: Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 75/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Experimental psychology
Keywords: Mental health services, Professional-patient relations, Qualitative studies, Sex abuse treatment provider, Sex abuser, Sex offender
Publication Number: 3614799
ISBN: 978-1-303-80453-3
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