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Males Reluctance to Seek Support Kelli Palfy
Males Reluctance to Seek Help By Dr. Kelli Palfy Research indicates that men are less likely to seek help for psychological problems than women (Addis & Mahalik, 2003; Lane & Addis, 2005).  Addis and Mahalik, who examined the social construction of masculinity ...

Identifying Child Sexual Abuse Kelli Palfy
Identifying Child Sexual Abuse By Dr. Kelli Palfy            The reality is that unless you are a medical doctor examining a child and looking for sexual trauma, or the child discloses, you aren’t likely to know for sure if abuse has occurred. ...

Understanding Child Sexual Offenders Kelli Palfy
Understanding Child Sex Offenders By Dr. Kelli Palfy Registered Psychologist          To better appreciate the prevalence of male sexual abuse it may be helpful to understand sexual offenders. Despite public awareness that strangers aren’t the only people parents need to worry about ...

What Male Offenders Say About Their Victims Kelli Palfy
Research focused on non-incarcerated perpetrators of male abuse (not receiving evaluations or treatment) were recruited from a broad socioeconomic spectrum. Many were young and well-educated. Each was informed that participation was voluntary and given immunity from prosecution. Participants were ...

Understanding Grooming Techniques Kelli Palfy
Understanding Grooming Techniques by Dr. Kelli Palfy Registered Psychologist 4675            Grooming techniques are deliberate acts and gestures which offenders, especially preferential child molesters, often engaged in. The deeds, gestures and activities which are perfectly legal and not harmful in themselves, are later ...

Involuntary Arousal Kelli Palfy
In consensual sexual encounters, arousal and the achievement of orgasm are welcomed outcomes. Under normal sexual conditions, experiencing an orgasm is the ultimate ecstatic state. Sexual arousal occurs not only as a physical state but as a ...

Reasons for non-disclosure cont... Kelli Palfy
4) Memory loss due to traumatization – Many victims dissociate during abuse.  In extreme abuse cases of dissociation, boys become so traumatized that their brain literally protects them from remembering the information that would be too hard for them ...

If it is so common why is no one talking about it? Kelli Palfy
Currently I am conducting research at the University of Alberta to better understand why males do not commonly report sexual abuse. If you are a professional working in any capacity - from addictions treatment, correction, policing, counselling, ministry or ...

My interest in working with adult male survivors of sexual abuse Kelli Palfy
In 2006 I was an RCMP officer. I was working in the Integrated Child Sexual Exploitation (ICE) Unit of the Behavioural Sciences Group. I was sent to Ottawa for specialized training where guest speaker Sheldon Kennedy spoke to us ...

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    Males Reluctance to Seek Help By Dr. Kelli Palfy Research indicates that men are less likely ...
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    Identifying Child Sexual Abuse By Dr. Kelli Palfy            The reality is that unless you are a ...
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    Understanding Child Sex Offenders By Dr. Kelli Palfy Registered Psychologist          To better appreciate the prevalence of ...
  • What Male Offenders Say About Their Victims Posted last month
    Research focused on non-incarcerated perpetrators of male abuse (not receiving evaluations or treatment) were ...
  • Understanding Grooming Techniques Posted last month
    Understanding Grooming Techniques by Dr. Kelli Palfy Registered Psychologist 4675            Grooming techniques are deliberate acts and gestures ...
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Do you lie in bed awake for more than 20 minutes begging for sleep to come?

If the answer is yes...get up out of bed and go do something else! Do something fun, but not too emotionally or physically stimulating. Sleep experts tell us that it is better to get out of your bed, than to 'condition' your bed to become a place where you go to fear sleep. Don’t try go back to bed for at least half an hour...This should help you get more sleep in the long run. Having nightmares? I can help....come see me

Are you a man who wonders if you were really a victim?

Check out my blog on understanding grooming techniques and pick up a copy of my book! What begins as abuse remains abuse...no matter how your body responded.

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