Individuals' experiences of sexual offending therapy in a forensic psychiatric setting

Laura Bowden, Emily Glorney, Maxine Daniels

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Abstract

There is a paucity of research exploring individuals’ experiences of sexual offending therapy, particularly in forensic psychiatric settings. This study qualitatively explored the perspectives of six male medium-secure patients regarding the treatment programme they completed to address their sexual offending behaviour. Thematic analysis of interviews generated two themes: the experience of transition through the programme and the experience of engagement. The importance of gaining service-user feedback and the implications for programme design and delivery are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-290
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Sexual Aggression
Volume23
Issue number3
Early online date7 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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