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Clinician Prejudice Toward Sex Offenders

A couple of weeks ago my colleague Jenner Bishop posted an open letter on the IITAP (International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals) listserv about clinician prejudice toward sex addicts and sex offenders. Jenner had just come from a “suite meeting” for an office she’d recently rented, at which she’d been bombarded with angry questions from the other therapists about how they were supposed to protect their clients from her “unsupervised” sex addicts and offenders.

She had explained that she doesn’t work with violent offenders, and that the offending behaviors of her clients were typically something along the lines of hiring prostitutes and/or looking at illegal pornography – which the other therapists’ clients were probably also doing, even if the therapists weren’t aware of it – but Jenner’s fellow professionals just wouldn’t let it go. Full Article

 

 

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    This is an great article with informative explanations for anyone interested in understanding the basic psychological classifications of sex offenders.
    IMO, if online exposing of registered sex offenders is to remain, it would be helpful to the public to include the offenders psychological propensity to illegal sexual behavior and their threat level as stated in this clearly stated composition.

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