Issues and Controversies
- Tony Ward - University of Melbourne, Australia
- D. Richard Laws - Pacific Design Research
- Stephen M Hudson - University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General) | Human Sexuality
The book is divided into two sections: The first covers explanations of sexual deviance, including ethical issues and classification systems for sexually deviant disorders. The second section addresses responses to sexual deviance including traditional and newer intervention approaches. This is an area fraught with controversies both within the clinical community and in the public policy sector, and the authors seek to discuss those issues that are particularly controversial.
“Ward, Laws, and Hudson make bold assertions challenging our preconceptions of assessment and treatment. However, taking a page from their own model, they develop these in a framework of promising approaches for improving assessment and treatment outcome, giving practitioners new ideas rather than simply providing what Dr. Laws refers to as "a list of Thou-Shalt-Nots". Although many readers will wish for more explicit applications to special populations (females, developmentally delayed offenders, those in denial), this book will inform the work of virtually all ATSA members. While the authors have focused an ongoing critical eye to our work, this latest volume will challenge many of us to turn the same focus towards ourselves.”