Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 447 pages
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This updated and expanded edition provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of counselling survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). In a reasoned and thoughtful approach, common stereotypes of abusers and their victims are replaced with current knowledge on the incidence of CSA and its long-term impacts on adult survivors.

Christiane Sanderson explores the therapeutic relationship from building trust and meeting the client's needs to establishing boundaries, addressing transference issues and avoiding secondary traumatic stress. She evaluates various treatment approaches and techniques, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of group therapy. Stand-alone chapters provide in-depth coverage of:

* CSA's impact on survivors' sense of self and their relationships with others

* self-harming behaviour, including self-injury, substance abuse and eating disorders

* how memory is constructed and reconstructed, including the controversial issues surrounding recovered memories

* useful approaches to coping with fear and loss from working with other types of trauma

* normal sexual development and typical sexual difficulties for survivors

* working with shame and dissociation.

Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse honestly addresses the complex issues in this important area of work. It provides practical strategies for those new to counselling in this field and valuable new insights for experienced counsellors.

 

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
9
Understanding Child Sexual Abuse
15
The Impact and Longterm Effects of Child Sexual
40
Understanding Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
66
Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
101
Working with Child Sexual Abuse and Trauma
150
Working with Child Sexual Abuse and Dissociation
182
Working with Child Sexual Abuse and Memory
206
Working with the Shattered Self
297
Working with Shame
325
I Working with Sexuality
351
Professional Issues
378
REFERENCES
411
SUBJECT INDEX
439
AUTHOR INDEX
445
Copyright

Working with Child Sexual Abuse and Selfharm
268

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About the author (2006)

Christiane Sanderson is a lecturer in Psychology at London University, Birkbeck College, and Consultant in the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies, University of Surrey, Roehampton. With 15 years' experience working in the child sexual abuse field, she has run workshops for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists and counsellors to increase knowledge and awareness of CSA. She is the author of The Seduction of Children, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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