|Titre :||Increasing Sexual Offenders Motivation to Engage in Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: A Brief Motivational Intervention'|
|Auteurs :||Julie BROVKO, Auteur ; Barbara McCRADY, Directeur de thèse|
|Type de document :||document électronique|
|Editeur :||Albuquerque [ETATS-UNIS (Nouveau-Mexique)] : University of New Mexico, 2016|
|Format :||124 p.|
|Note générale :||Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology|
|Index. décimale :||VS.4 (Prise en charge de l'Auteur de Violence Sexuelle)|
Previous research has shown that the rate of recidivism for sexual offenders is related to their substance use. Other research has shown that motivation to engage in treatment and motivation to decrease substance use are related to substance use treatment outcome. Thus, the overall goal of the current study was to increase sexual offenders motivation to engage in mandated substance abuse treatment and decrease their future substance use. There were five aims: (1)Test the feasibility of a brief motivation intervention with a population of sexual offenders who were court mandated to substance abuse treatment. (2) Examine change trajectories in motivation over the four weeks of study participation as well as to test whether the brief motivational intervention lead to differential changes in motivation. (3) Test whether there was a main effect of treatment assignment on
follow up measures. (4) Test whether changes in motivation accounted for changes in the behavioral differences that were found. Due to a number of reasons, aim four was not implemented. (5) Conduct exploratory analyses.
Twenty-two adult males who committed a sexual offense and were receiving treatment in Albuquerque, New Mexico were consented into the study and randomized into a brief motivational intervention condition or educational control condition. Approximately four weeks later, they participated in a follow up assessment. Assessments included measures of motivation, engagement in treatment and
utilization of community resources that supported abstinence and substance abuse treatment.
Results showed that the brief motivational intervention was feasible and well-liked by the participants. Additionally, results showed there was no differential change in motivation by group over time but that participants who received the brief motivational intervention were perceived by their therapist as more engaged in treatment than those in the control condition X²(1,18) = 3.99, p<..04. finally this study has helped to fill the gap in statistics regarding offender population and treatment state of new mexico. future studies should replicate using larger sample sizes female populations. additionally include longer follow-up periods track recidivism rates reasons. de l>
|Type de document CRIAVS :||Thèse|
|En ligne :||http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/13/|