Rochelle A Scheela

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The literature portrays work with sex offenders as mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. However, the therapists working in the outpatient Sexual Abuse Treatment (SAT) program at a regional mental health center, while not denying the challenges of this work, describe their experiences as generally positive and rewarding. Because these therapists'(More)
This article describes the falling apart component of a theoretical framework for incest offenders, the remodeling process. Methodology included 20 audiotaped interviews, 65 direct observations during group therapy, and record analysis of a theoretical sampling of adult male incest offenders currently in, graduates of, and dropouts from a community sexual(More)
Studying the families of the offenders showed that some victims and spouses, although they abhor the abuse, do not hate the offender and do not want others to condemn him. Working with such motivated, remorseful offenders and witnessing their tremendous remodeling has increased my faith in the ability of people to grow and change for the better.
A therapist who works with sex offenders explains how she got involved in this work, what the treatment program entails, and the difficult homework the offenders must complete to graduate. She also describes the remodeling process offenders experience as they progress through treatment. Most of the offenders she has worked with are remorseful, have been(More)
The perceptions of 43 adult male sex offenders were examined to generate a grounded theory of the sexual abuse treatment process. Methodology included interviews, direct observations, and record analysis. Constant comparative analysis was used to collect and analyze data concurrently. The offenders use remodeling as a metaphor for their treatment process;(More)
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