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Title: Working with sex offenders and those individuals with a learning disability : the importance of psychological factors in the delivery of care
Author: Walker, Amanda L.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2712 1881
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2011
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This research study explores the importance of psychological factors in the delivery of care to individuals who are sex offenders and may have a learning disability. This is achieved through two different ways. A literature has been undertaken to question what the psychological impact is to those working with sex offenders. Findings showed that several potential harmful effects exist, which can be increased or reduced through a selection of moderating and protective factors. The authenticity of these outcomes is restricted by various methodological limitations which are described. The empirical study explores staff attitudes to working with sex offenders who have a learning disability. This cross-sectional study showed the importance of a staffs qualification, emotional response and level of burnout in determining their attitudes. Clinical implications, methodological limitations and future studies are provided. Finally a brief public domain paper provides a summary of these papers and offers recommendations for clinical practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Clin.Psy.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; HQ The family. Marriage. Woman ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare ; RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry