Only pictures?
Therapeutic work with Internet sex offenders
By Ethel Quayle, Marcus Erooga, Louise Wright, Max Taylor, and Dawn Harbinson

Many practitioners are now confronted with the need to provide either therapy or effective management of internet sex offending. This timely book will help them do this well, by enabling more focused intervention with those who are seeking help as well as those who have committed offences. It is based on significant collaborative work with those engaged in research and treatment provision to people in the target groups. It will help practitioners learn more about Internet-related offending; and about how using a cognitive behaviour therapy approach might help their clients learn about their problematic behaviour and ways in which they might effect change. Readers will learn about · sexual offences and the Internet · cognitive behaviour therapy approaches · how these approaches might be applied to the specific population.

By identifying offence-specific targets, the book will help practitioners:
  • discriminate between different client presentations
  • assess the problem target
  • draw up an appropriate intervention programme
  • evaluate the effects of the implemented programme.

  • Invaluable to anyone researching or practising in this area in: child protection, social work, psychology, policing, probation, criminology.

    Large format paperback. 176 pages. 978-1-903855-68-3. Published 2006. £24.95.


    Abuse images and the internet
    Theories of child sexual abuse and the role of cognitive behaviour therapy
    The process of offending and the internet
    Images ARE children
    Fantasy and its escalation
    Emotional avoidance
    Social activity and internet images
    Collecting images
    Maintaining change


    "Pushing the boundaries of our understanding… tested in practice… a robust and reliable evidence-base… spans social care as well as criminal justice… exceptionally well-written and insightful… essential information… The authors explore a lot of essential territory very succinctly spanning theories of child sex abuse and the role of cognitive behaviour therapy, the process and problematic internet use, the role of fantasy and its escalation, emotional avoidance, social activity and collecting images. A must for anyone wanting to get an informed understanding of the motivations and modus operandi of internet sex offenders." Martin Calder.