Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp 1057–1063 | Cite as

Counselor Attitudes of Effectiveness with Sexually Abused Men

  • John Paul
  • William Paul
Original Paper


There is a shortage of research about sexually abused men. Even less research exists about helping professionals that treat them. This study offers a window into counselors’ attitudes and beliefs of effectiveness with sexually abused men. Findings from a conjoint analysis indicate a need for more male specific sexual abuse training, more direct therapeutic experience with sexually abused men, more male counselors, and more counselors with an awareness of a personal sexual abuse history. The resulting factor ordering of counselor attitudes of effectiveness is a preliminary guide to institute training and practices for professionals who work with sexually abused men.


Men Victim Sexual abuse Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Leadership, Guidance and Counselor Education ProgramUniversity of Wisconsin-SuperiorSuperiorUSA
  2. 2.Mt. San Jacinto Children’s Mental HealthSan JacintoUSA

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