Professional Sexual Misconduct in Institutions
Essential reading about a notoriously difficult problem: how abusive professionals
manipulate their clients and what we as organizations and individuals can do
Professional sexual misconduct (PSM) is a problem that is notoriously difficult to address
and that can be a minefield for all concerned – for victims, for the institutions
where it takes place –, and also because outstanding and supposedly responsible
members of society may be accused of abuse.
Here, Werner Tschan, one of the world’s leading experts in dealing with PSM, outlines
an up-to-date approach to PSM and professional disruptive behaviors. He
describes practical ways to prevent PSM, as well as effective treatments for victims
and to rehabilitate offenders on those accused. Using examples from real-life cases
from around the world, he also discusses how PSM is a societal problem and what
we can do to stop it. Recent headline cases involving a variety of organizations –
medical, media, church, schools, sport, industry – show that institutions can be
ideal environments for PSM, and so great emphasis is placed in this volume on
preventive measures that we can and must take at an institutional level.
With clear, jargon-free writing this book is essential reading for all professionals
interested in preventing and dealing with PSM, as well as of interest to victims
and their families.