Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

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Xulon Press, Apr 1, 2003 - Religion - 300 pages
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This powerful book deals with the issue of how Christians, especially those called to counsel, can help survivors of sexual abuse find healing and hope. From 20 years of experience, the author demonstrates how counselors can walk alongside people deeply wounded by sexual abuse as they face the truth about who they are, who their abuser was, and who God is as the Savior and Redeemer of all life. Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse issues a strong call to the church at large to walk with survivors through the long dark nights of their healing.
 

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Contents

Why I Write
27
Meekas Story
33
Understanding the Nature of Personhood
45
Understanding the Nature of Therapy
53
Understanding the Nature of Trauma
59
Understanding the Nature of Child Development
69
Definitions Frequency and Family Dynamics
79
Symptoms and Aftereffects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
87
Reclaiming the Body
201
ReCreating Life
205
Treatment Termination
209
Special Considerations
213
20 Dissociative Disorders
215
False Memory Syndrome
223
Male Survivors
231
The Person of the Therapist
235

Meekas Story Continued
93
Treatment Phase One
103
Helping Clients Feel Safe
105
Symptom Relief
115
Memory Retrieval
119
Treatment Phase Two
135
Facing Truths about the Past
137
Facing Truths about the Present
149
Major Issues of Phase Two
163
Treatment Phase Three
189
Relationships
191
The Impact of Trauma Work on the Therapist
237
Strategies that Foster Endurance
249
The Spiritual Life of the Therapist
255
Profile of a Compassionate Church
265
The Church Community
267
How Can the Church Help Survivors of Sexual Abuse?
275
Endnotes
289
Suggested Reading
297
About the Author
299
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