Practitioners helping adult survivors of child sexual abuse need to be aware of the thought processes of offenders. The premise of Anna Salter's major book is that those who do not recognize an internalized perpetrator when they hear one will often be frustrated by the tenacity of the survivor's self blame. Primarily oriented towards treating adult survivors, this invaluable book will also be useful for treating sex offenders. It includes discussion of crucial issues such as: what clinicians who treat survivors need to know about sex offenders; the different ways sadistic and nonsadistic offenders think and the resulting different `footprints' they leave in the heads of survivors; how trauma affects survivors' world-views;

Links between Offenders and Victims: Summing up

Links between offenders and victims: Summing up

What, then, do we know about the links between offenders and victims? How does the information on offenders in the first three chapters inform our knowledge of victims? How do the sequelae of abuse as discussed in Chapters 5, 6, and 7 relate to offenders? What, then, are the tasks of therapy and how can they be accomplished?

The compulsivity and repetitiveness of sex offenders as demonstrated in Chapters 1 and 2 suggest that sexual offending is not an accident that happens to offenders. It is not an illness that descends on them and then mysteriously passes. It is not a problem that they eventually solve. If not actually an addiction, it is ...

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