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intimidation and often brutal assault - Man with fragile ego - Man who takes advantage of power or position - High hostility towards women - Arising from belief of having been betrayed, deceived or demeaned by them - Narcissistic - Often lack social skills, have low self- esteem and low levels of empathy for victims - Therapy for rapists - Used to determine recidivism rates - Cognitive techniques aimed at rapists distorted beliefs - Attempts to increase empathy for victims 14.4 Sexual dysfunction - Range of problems considered to represent inhibitions in the normal sexual response cycle - Sexual dysfunctions and the human sexual response cycle - Divided into several categories - Sexual desire disorders - Sexual arousal disorders
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- Orgasmic disorder - Sexual pain disorders - Difficulty is persistent and recurrent and should cause distress or interpersonal problems - Sexual desire disorders - Hypoactive sexual desire disorder - Involves deficient or absent sexual fantasies CHAPTER 13 Introduction - Personality disorders - Heterogeneous group of disorders that are regarded as long- standing, pervasive and inflexible patterns of behaviour and inner experience that deviate from the expectations of a person culture and that impair social and occupational function - can cause emotional distress - Defined by the extremes of several traits and by the inflexible way these traits are expressed - Must be long- standing, pervasive and dysfunctional 13.1 Classifying personality disorders: clusters, categories and problems - Disordered personality - Indicated by rigid and inflexible behaviour - Difficulty in altering his or her behaviour according it situational changes - Engages in self- defeating behaviour that fosters vicious cycles - Behaviours and cognitions make existing conditions worse - Self - defeating behaviour gets us farther away from our goals rather than closer to them - Structural instability - Refers to fragility to the self that will crack under stress 13.2 assessing personality disorders - Challenging to asses PD
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- Person with PD is typically unaware that a problem exists and may not be experiencing significant personal distress - Lack insight into their own personality - PD typically needs to be diagnosed via clinical interviews because of the lack of personal self- awareness - Narcissists - Tend to have highly inflated and grandiose self- views - PD not otherwise specified - Clients do not fit clearly into existing PD diagnostic categories 13.3 personality disorder clusters: odd/ eccentric cluster - 3 different clusters - A; odd or eccentric - reflect oddness and avoidance of social contact - B; dramatic, emotional or erratic - hostile behaviour - C; appear fearful - Paranoid personality disorder - Suspicious of others - Expect to be mistreated or exploited by others and thus are secretive and always on the lookout for possible signs of trickery and abuse - Reluctant to confide in others and blame them even when they themselves are at fault - Can be jealous and may question others - Preoccupied with doubts about trustworthiness and loyalty - Schizoid Personality Disorder -
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  • Spring '14
  • KathyFoxa
  • Schizophrenia, Borderline personality disorder, Antisocial personality disorder, Avoidant personality disorder

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