Surviving Sexual Violence: A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment (Google eBook)

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Thema Bryant-Davis
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Oct 16, 2011 - Psychology - 384 pages
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Victims of sexual assault experience their trauma in different ways, and often one path to recovery and healing is right for one person, but not right for another. While there are some general mental health effects of sexual violence, this book outlines and describes the impact of particular types of sexual violation. Whether the survivor has experienced childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault during adulthood, marital rape, sexual harassment, sex trafficking, or sexual violence within the military, they will find aspects of her experience in these pages. Once survivors understand the ways in which they have been affected, they are introduced to various pathways to surviving sexual violence and moving forward. The chapters provide case examples and specific activities which give a fuller description of the ways survivors can make use of the particular approaches, which include mind-body practices, counseling, group therapies, self-defense training, and others. Anyone who has been a victim of sexual violence, or knows and cares about someone who has, will find relief in these pages, which offer practical approaches to finding balance and healing.
  

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The premise of Bryant-Davis's (psychology, Pepperdine Univ.) book is that while survivors of sexual violence often develop mental health issues, they can still grow and live full lives. A victim of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
PartI OVERVIEW OF SPECIFIC SEXUAL VIOLATIONS
5
Coping With Recognizing and Preventing Unwanted Sexual Behaviors in the Workplace
7
Not an Isolated Issue
22
Ch03 Sexual Assault by Strangers and Nonintimate Associates
37
Ch04 Marital Rape and Sexual Violation by Intimate Partners
48
Ch05 War and Sexual Violence in the Military
59
Risk Factors Effects and HelpSeeking
68
Group Interventions for Survivors of Sexual Traumas
179
Ch14 MindBody Practices for Recovery from Sexual Trauma
199
Ch15 An Integration of Narrative Therapy and Positive Psychology with Sexual Abuse Survivors
217
Ch16 A Psychodynamic Approach to Recovery from Sexual Assault
236
Ch17 Psychoeducation to Reduce Distress and Promote Adaptive Coping among Adult Women Following Sexual Assault
256
Ch18 The Benefits of SelfDefense Training for Sexual Assault Survivors
276
Suggestions across Life Course Gender and Racial Groups
296
Ch20 SpiritualityReligion as a Healing Pathway for Survivors of Sexual Violence
318

Prevalence Multicultural Considerations and Life Span Effects
77
PartII PATHS OF RECOVERY
89
Ch08 Cognitive and Behavioral Treatments for Sexual Violence
91
Serving Survivors and Their Communities
112
Ch10 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Sexual Assault
129
Ch11 Family Systems and Recovery from Sexual Violence and Trauma
142
Ch12 Feminist Counseling as a Pathway to Recovery
160
Empowerment Journaling as a Pathway to Healing and Growth
328
Conclusion
349
General Sexual Violence Recovery Resources
351
355Index
355
About the Editor
359
About the Contributors
361
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Thema Bryant-Davis is associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, where she also is director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab. Bryant-Davis, a former American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations and former President of the Society for the Psychology of Women, is author of Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide which won an Academic Choice Award. She was also awarded the Emerging Leader of Women in Psychology Award. She was elected a member of the Committee on Women in Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She is an associate editor for Psychological Trauma, the premiere APA journal on traumatic stress and recovery. She is a trainer for rape crisis centers nationally and internationally and has provided training for mental health professionals, medical personnel, judges, police officers, religious leaders, and community members on sexual violence prevention and intervention.

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