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NCJ Number: 157300 Find in a Library
Title: Shattered Innocence: A Practical Guide for Counseling Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Author(s): N Weiner; S E Robinson Kurpius
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 201
Sponsoring Agency: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RN
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56032-348-5
Sale Source: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
4 Park Square
Milton Park, Abingdon,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to mental health professionals working with adult female victims of child sexual abuse, this manual presents a holistic approach for treatment.
Abstract: The volume is also intended for use by clients and other concerned individuals. The text provides background information on child sexual abuse and its impacts, presents a four-stage theoretical model for therapeutic intervention, and details treatment techniques. It provides information to enable the therapist to accurately diagnose the occurrence of childhood sexual abuse and conceptualize the effects of family, stage of development, and spirituality on the victim. It examines the issue of ego splitting; provides case studies; and uses fairy tales, current popular novels, and mainstream literature to demonstrate how numerous metaphors for abuse are presented in everyday life. Historical and sociocultural perspectives on the treatment of women and children are also provided. Figures, index, and 101 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse; Female victims; Treatment techniques
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