The Construct of Grooming in Child Sexual Abuse: Conceptual and Measurement Issues
There have been claims that some child molesters engage in a “seduction stage” prior to committing abuse, but there is a lack of consensus regarding exactly what this process entails and how it is clearly distinguished from normal adult–child interactions.
Examining the validity of parental alienation syndrome
This commentary briefly reviews past critiques of PAS and describes several additional problems that have occurred with the use of this construct.
Identifying Grooming of Children for Sexual Abuse: Gender Effects and Increased False Positives from Internet Information
Some child sexual abusers engage in grooming prior to committing abuse. These tactics are methods that perpetrators use to gain access to their future victims and prepare them to be more compliant…
Sex Differences in Intelligence Areas and Response Time Tasks
- Natalie Bennett
- 1 June 2011
Previous research has shown that although there may not be sex differences in general intelligence, males tend to outperform females in the areas of spatial ability and mechanical reasoning, whereas…
Using Prolonged Exposure Therapy to Treat Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder a Latina Female with a Complex Trauma History
In the United States, an estimated 0.5% to 1% of people experience a rape or sexual assault in their lifetime; in 2009, over 35 million Americans of Hispanic origin reported having experienced a rape…
Minority Participation in Randomized Controlled Trials for Prolonged Exposure Therapy: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Inclusion rates for ethnoracial minorities appeared to increase across time, and recruitment strategies did not appear to be associated with increased ethnorracial minority participation in RCTs for PE.
Psychological and Investigative Pathways to Untrue Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
When an allegation of child sexual abuse is made, law enforcement often immediately becomes involved and some kind of investigation regarding the child’s allegations is undertaken. O’Donohue, Benuto,…
Examining the Scientific Validity of Rape Trauma Syndrome
It is determined that RTS is vague and imprecise, its evidential status is questionable, it is inconsistent with the most common sequelae of trauma, it ignores important mediating variables and it may not be culturally sensitive.
Written Exposure Therapy: The Case for Latinos
PET can be effectively modified during treatment to include written exposures if the client cannot participate in imaginal exposure and such treatment may be effective for Latinos experiencing posttraumatic stress, and cultural and logistical factors affecting client participation and utilization of services should be addressed in treatment.
Treatment Outcomes for Latinos and Non-Hispanic White Victims of Crime: An Effectiveness Study
- L. Benuto, W. O’Donohue, Natalie Bennett, Jena B. Casas
- PsychologyHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
- 10 July 2019
This was a record review study. Data from all cases seen (N = 121) at the Victims of Crime Treatment Center over a 7-year period were examined to collect demographic information and determine…