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The utility of the trans-theoretical model of behavior change in the treatment of sex offenders

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posted on 2005-04-01, 00:00 authored by D Tierney, M McCabe
This paper discusses the use of the Trans-theoretical Model of Behavior Change in the treatment of sex offenders. Constructs within this theory are the Stages of Change, Processes of Change and Decisional Balance. The first section of this paper provides a brief description of these constructs. The second section provides a brief review of research related to these constructs and discusses the implications of this research in relation to the treatment of sex offenders. The third section of this paper provides a practical description of the use of the constructs of the Trans-theoretical Model of Behaviour Change in the treatment of sex offenders. Although the validity of this model among sex offenders requires further investigation, the Trans-theoretical Model of Behavior Change appears to have considerable utility as an overarching theoretical model to conceptualize and facilitate behavior change among sex offenders.

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Journal

Sexual abuse: a journal of research and treatment

Volume

17

Issue

2

Pagination

153 - 170

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

1079-0632

eISSN

1573-286X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

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