ISW Staff Presenting at the MATSA Annual Conference April 5th-7th
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ISW Staff Presenting at the MATSA Annual Conference April 5th-7th

The ISW Staff will be presenting 3 workshops at the MATSA Annual Conference April 5th-7th. The workshops we’re presenting on are: 1.  Working with Sex Offenders: Professional Development & Career Opportunities: Sorrentino, MD 2.  Different Strokes for Different Folks: Unconventional Sex Offender Treatment: Sorrentino, MD; Blanding MSW; Falkowski, BA 3.  Phallic Extensions of Self: Compensating...

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What it’s like to be chemically castrated
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What it’s like to be chemically castrated

See the original article on NYmag.com. Surgical castration has a long and ugly history — from ancient Athenian man-slaves and 18th-century Italian castrati to 19th-century America, when a man named Dr. Harry Sharp castrated nearly 200 inmates, aiming to reduce the likelihood that they would offend again. But it wasn’t until the 1940s that the...

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DSM-5 and Paraphilias: What Psychiatrists Need to Know
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DSM-5 and Paraphilias: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

Article by: Renee Sorrentino, MD Paraphilic disorders are rarely part of the curriculum for psychiatry residents or fellows. As a result, there are few psychiatrists who work with individuals who have paraphilic disorders. In the past few decades, research on sexual offenders has shown that those with paraphilic disorders are at high risk for committing future...

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Q&A: What Works in Sex-Offender Treatment
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Q&A: What Works in Sex-Offender Treatment

TIME speaks with Dr. Renee Sorrentino of Massachusetts’ Institute for Sexual Wellness about sex-offender treatment and her work with pedophiles. At least 300,000 cases of child sex abuse are reported in the U.S. each year — and the real number of children who are molested is likely far higher. But while laws get tougher all...

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Pedophiles And The Priesthood – Connecting the Dots
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Pedophiles And The Priesthood – Connecting the Dots

This weeks episode of Connecting the Dots tackles the very sensitive and controversial issue of Pedophiles in the Priesthood. It has been over two decades since the earliest reports surfaced of allegations of sexual and physical abuse involving members of the Christian Brothers at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John’s Newfoundland and only 8...

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