The clinical assessment of young people with sexually abusive behaviour

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Title: The clinical assessment of young people with sexually abusive behaviour
Authors: O'Reilly, Gary
Carr, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6167
Date: Jun-2004
Abstract: This chapter outlines some basic ideas that can be used to plan and conduct a clinical assessment for a young person referred for problems with sexually abusive behaviour. It begins by considering key characteristics that reflect a good approach to clinical assessment with this population. It then considers aspects of motivation that are important in planning such assessments. It will outline the main areas usually covered during a clinical assessment and concludes with ideas on formulating information from the assessment, report writing, and contracting for intervention. We use fictional case material to illustrate key points made regarding assessment throughout. The ideas contained in this chapter are drawn from a variety of sources including Beckett (1994), Graham, Richardson and Bhate (1997), Becker, (1998), APA Task Force (1999), Will (1999), and Sheerin and O’ Reilly (2000), and O’ Reilly (2001). Each of these authors provide useful information and ideas on conducting clinical assessments with young people who sexually abuse.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Brunner-Routledge
Keywords: Juvenile sex offenders;Assessment and intervention
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: O' Reilly, G., Marshall, W., Carr, A. & Beckett, R. (eds.). The Handbook of Clinical Intervention with Young People who Sexually Abuse
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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