The impact of verbal satiation on adolescent sex offenders: A preliminary report

Meg S. Kaplan, Miguel Morales, Judith V. Becker

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Abstract

Various treatment techniques have tee implemented in the attempt to modify atypical sexual interests of adolescent sex offenders. The current exploratory study was designed to measure the effectiveness of verbal satiation, one component used in an outpatient, cognitive-behavioral treatment program. Data are presented on 15 adolescent sexual offenders against children. Results indicated that there was an overall decrease in deviant arousal after eight verbal satiation sessions as measured by penile plethysmography pie and post-treatment These preliminary findings are suggestive that verbal satiation can be effective in reducing deviant arousal for some adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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