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Actualization of delict prevention, a confronting treatment of sexual offenders.

Ameon Struyk (The Netherlands)

Yesterday’s victims are tomorrow’s perpetrators. A doomed statement, which often turns out to be true. In these cases there’s often unresolved trauma present. Identification with the aggressor is a survival strategy, which, in my view, can stand at the cradle of pedo sexuality. The actual method is developed on the basis that the perpetrator who receives a forensic mental health service often hides behind the patient role.

Besides the relapse prevention method, more active techniques with strong confrontation aspects have been applied. Therefore, treatment will be more intense for these patients. The personality problems they feel, together with the self-experience of suffering, will be increased. This process of awakening feelings of self-misery often stimulates treatment motivation. Treatment results in cultivation and emotional validation of proper and desirable self-and object representations.

Psychologist, Forensic and bonding psychotherapist. Chief treatment ofJusTact, psychiatric out-patient department for forensic addiction treatment in Zwolle andEnschede.