Possibility of psychotherapeutic interventions for people with abnormal sexual preferences

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Abstract

The paper studies the possibility of interventions for people with abnormal sexual preferences. Authors reviewed domestic and foreign scientific publications described the treatment of sexual disorders and the basic directions of the therapy, and indicated its positive and negative aspects. We have studied progress notes and etiology of "personality disorders and behavior in adulthood" disease class, "disorders of sexual preference" disease subsection and analyzed the efficiency of the psychopharmacological treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychotherapy for each violation of sexual preference. The most productive methods of psychotherapeutic intervention were identified. This analysis allows making the most appropriate scheme of psychological correction and treatment for persons with abnormalities of sexual preference.

General Information

Keywords: paraphilia, psychopharmacological treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, fetishism, fetishistic transvestism, exhibitionism, voyeurism, pedophilia, sadomasochism.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2015100204

For citation: Babina S.V., Dvoryanchikov N.V. Possibility of psychotherapeutic interventions for people with abnormal sexual preferences [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2015. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 53–66. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2015100204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Svetlana V. Babina, Student, Chair of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: svt.babina@gmail.com

Nikolay V. Dvoryanchikov, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Dean, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1462-5469, e-mail: dvorian@gmail.com

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