Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women

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Wiley, 1990 - Family & Relationships - 326 pages
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This book is based on the "Incest Survivor's After-Effects Checklist, " a groundbreaking tool developed by the author for identifying a history of hidden incest and understanding its consequences, many of them overlooked by previous works on this topic. Redefines incest in a broader way than has previously been done and offers detailed and insightful discussions of its consequences: fear, anger, confusion of boundaries, sexual dysfunction, addictive and self-destructive behavior and fear of intimacy. Viewing the resulting behavior of incest victims as survival tactics, it discusses alternatives to enable patients to meet underlying needs.

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A therapist who works with incest victims, Blume offers help, advice, and support while exploring in depth the devastation wrought by this crime. She expands the definition of incest to include sexual ... Read full review


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