Fantasiemanagement bij seksuele delinquenten Fantasy management in sexual offenders


Fantasy management for sex offenders Sexual fantasies of sex offenders are a complex therapeutic issue. First, there is not so much we know yet for sure about sexual fantasies. Secondly, the question is what role sexual fantasies play as a risk factor for sexual abuse. And third, therapists see themselves confronted with the difficult task how to affect the sexual fantasies of their client (if they are willing to do this at all). In part 1 of this article, we briefly go through the scientific knowledge about sexual fantasies of sex offenders and will primarily have to find out that we do not know much. In part 2 we present four ethical statements as a therapeutic framework for fantasy management. Finally we describe six steps to make it practical to get started.






Kris Vanhoeck
Kim Gykiere

Original Work Citation

Vanhoeck, K., & Gykiere, K. (2010). [Fantasy management in sexual offenders]. Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie, 34, 224-235. Dutch



“Fantasiemanagement bij seksuele delinquenten Fantasy management in sexual offenders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 2, 2021,

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