Sex offender treatment: therapists' experiences and perceptions.

  title={Sex offender treatment: therapists' experiences and perceptions.},
  author={Rochelle A Scheela},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={22 8},
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' experiences seemed to contrast with the literature, a qualitative descriptive study was conducted to examine the SAT therapists' experiences… CONTINUE READING