Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 219–235 | Cite as

The enhancement of intimacy and the reduction of loneliness among child molesters

  • W. L. Marshall
  • Peter Bryce
  • S. M. Hudson
  • T. Ward
  • B. Moth


The present report describes the component of our treatment program that is aimed at enhancing intimacy skills and reducing loneliness in sexual offenders. The evaluation of this component, although limited in sophistication, offers data that encourages confidence in the value of the treatment component.

Key Words

child molesters loneliness intimacy skills treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Marshall
    • 1
  • Peter Bryce
    • 1
  • S. M. Hudson
    • 2
  • T. Ward
    • 2
  • B. Moth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyQueen's UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CanterburyChristchurch 1New Zealand

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