Assessment and treatment planning for individuals having accessed child sexual exploitation material: a feasibility study

Merdian, Hannah Lena and Perkins, Derek and McCashin, Darragh (2017) Assessment and treatment planning for individuals having accessed child sexual exploitation material: a feasibility study. In: NOTA Annual International Conference, 20-22 September 2017, Cardiff City Hall, Wales.

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Abstract

The downloading, possession, and production of child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) is a growing offence behaviour of international scale (UK Crown Prosecution Service, 2015) and presents a significant risk to children online and offline. However, there are no assessment and treatment models specifically developed and validated for this offender group, with existing interventions potentially failing to target key risk enhancing (and protective) variables. The applicants developed the first case formulation model specific to CSEM users; the Model describes typical pathways to the offending behaviour, and provides systematic guidance for the assessment and treatment planning of detected CSEM users. The presentation will present initial findings of a feasibility study on the clinical use of the Pathways Model with a community treatment center.

Keywords:child sexual exploitation, case formulation, treatment planning
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C840 Clinical Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:01 Mar 2018 09:18

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