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

Abstract

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.

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Marshall, W.L., Bryce, P., Hudson, S.M. et al. The enhancement of intimacy and the reduction of loneliness among child molesters. J Fam Viol 11, 219–235 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02336942

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Key Words

  • child molesters
  • loneliness
  • intimacy skills
  • treatment