Beyond sexual abuse: therapy with women who were childhood victims

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Wiley, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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Presents empirical findings and clinical experience gained from a three-year study of 51 previously sexually abused women--and provides the elements of a flexible treatment program. Demographic characteristics, families of origin, sexual abuse experiences, and psychosocial problems are considered--followed by an assessment and treatment package for each major category of problems. Problems are categorized as mood disturbances, interpersonal difficulties, and sexual dysfunctions. Treats interpersonal problems with a range of procedures including cognitive restructuring, and training in skills of communication and problem-solving.

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Contents

Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
3
Families of Sexually Abused Children
16
Introduction
47
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About the author Derek Jehu is a chartered clinical psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an Emeritus Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada. Since returning to England he has taught on the postgraduate course in clinical psychology at the University of Leicester and practised in the Department of Medical Psychology, Leicester General Hospital. He has been involved in the disciplinary processes of the British Psychological Society as both an Investigatory Panel member and an advisor to Disciplinary Committees. Professor Jehu is also chairperson of the Academic Board of the Faithful Foundation, a treatment service for sexual offenders. He has written four previous books as well as many chapters in edited works and articles in journals.