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Individual psychoanalytical psychotherapy with perpetrators of sexual abuse

  • Anne Zachary

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Victims of child and other forms of sexual abuse receive increasing attention and resources but it is often difficult to extend the same kind of understanding and possibilities of treatment to their perpetrators. Many of the perpetrators have been victims themselves, which is often a major reason for their having developed in such a way; sometimes the offenders are virtually children themselves (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1994b).

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