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NCJ Number: 142195 Find in a Library
Journal: Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies  Volume:8  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1989)  Pages:1-2
Author(s): C Wheeler
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 2
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Seven articles discuss aspects of the appropriateness of strategic and systemic therapy for the treatment of child sexual abuse.
Abstract: Strategic therapy stems from a tradition of carefully planning a method for achieving a particular end. The articles presented comply with this principle and describe practical methods for working with those affected by child sexual abuse. The first two articles are written by leading proponents of the Ericksonian approach in their work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. One article describes work with individuals, and the other profiles a novel approach for working with groups. Both articles present hypnotic and nonhypnotic techniques that help develop a sense of mastery, a focus on solutions, and the development of inner resources in their clients. In keeping with the Ericksonian tradition, the author of the third article weaves therapeutic stories for use with childhood victims of sexual abuse. The next two articles outline ways of understanding and treating the adult sex offender. The articles provide alternatives to the traditional confrontational approach and demonstrate how the therapist can use client position, engage in a "conversation," and bypass resistance to achieve a positive working relationship with these offenders. Two family-oriented articles focus on the changing structure and the slow process of disclosure during treatment of families where sexual abuse has occurred. Article references
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Treatment techniques
Index Term(s): Child abuse treatment
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