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Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Christine D. Baker

Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Hardcover Published: 5th July 2002
ISBN: 9780415139830
Number Of Pages: 272

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How can we treat survivors of sexual abuse more effectively?
Sexual abuse against females is a serious problem in society and there is a need for a greater understanding of the presentation and treatment of adult survivors of sexual abuse. In Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Christine Baker combines her clinical experience with an innovative approach to the treatment of this problem.
Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse addresses the experience of 180 female adults who were sexually abused in childhood, and provides detailed analyses and treatment approaches. The subject matter is presented in an accessible and compassionate way, imparting personal opinion and experience. It covers:
* female survivors: their stories, and the evidence
* integration, the alliance and the therapist
* the survivor's journey to recovery
* the families, disclosure and the role of the mother.
This book enables the reader to enter the experience of the survivors and follow their progress to recovery, while highlighting the ever-changing state of knowledge in this difficult area. It will be invaluable to practitioners and students of clinical psychology, counselling, and psychiatry.

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'This book provides new materials and new insights in an important clinical area. It is a highly original contribution, and will have an appeal to readers, especially therapists, interested in the area. It also has valuable practical points that therapists may use.' - Padmal de Silva

Introduction to the Book
Female Survivors: Their Stories, and the Evidence
Introduction: Background to the Book and its Aims
Fact and Fiction
Definitions and Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
The Survivors Summary of Descriptive Variables in a Group of Women Who Were Sexually
Abused as Children
Long Term Effects of Sexual Abuse: Empirical, Theoretical, and Clinical Considerations
Integration, the Alliance, and the Therapist
Introduction: Model Integration and Therapeutic Alliance
Therapist's Personal Characteristics and Roles: My Experience
The Survivors' Journey to Recovery
The Recovery of Survivors: Application of a "Three Stage" Working Model
Closing Remarks
The Families, Disclosure, and Role of the Mother
The Survivors' Families and the Impact of Disclosure
Further Considerations
The "Recovered/False" Memory Debate
An Uncertain Future: Closing Remarks in Light of the Apparent Resilience of Paedophilia and the Role of Society
Appendix - Recommended Reading for Treatment Issues Raised in Chapters 9, 10, 11
Notes from Chapters
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ISBN: 9780415139830
ISBN-10: 041513983X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 5th July 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1