Treating Secondary Victims: Intervention with the Nonoffending Mother in the Incest Family
Publication Year: 2000
Subject: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
In Treating Secondary Victims the author builds upon a foundation of both the research literature on incest victims and families, as well as her own clinical experience to provide a conceptual framework for intervention and treatment of the non-offending mother.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Understanding the Impact of Incest on the Nonoffending Mother
- Developments in the Field of Child Sexual Abuse Relevant to the Nonoffending Mother
- Theoretical Developments Affecting Conceptualization of Intervention and Treatment
- Chapter 2: Gender and Countertransference
- The Social Construction of Motherhood
- Ambivalent View of Women
- Effects of Professional Training
- Widespread Tendency to Blame Mother for a Child's Problem
- Victimization in the History of the Therapist
- Chapter 3: Contextual Considerations in the Engagement of the Mother
- Race and Ethnicity
- Work History
- Individual and Family History
- Chapter 4: Evaluating the Mother and Planning for Treatment
- Introduction to a Treatment Approach
- Phase 1: Engagement and Assessment
- Assessment of Social Roles
- Sexual History
- Chapter 5: Individual Treatment
- Phase 2: Early Intervention around Traumatic Effects
- Phase 3: Strengthening Coping Capacities
- Phase 4: Surfacing Traumatic Effects of the Incest Behavior
- Phase 5: Identifying Relational Consequences
- Phase 6: Working through and Resolution
- Chapter 6: Group Treatment
- The Treatment Approach in Group Therapy
- Chapter 7: Family Treatment
- Beginning Treatment
- Middle Phases of Family Treatment
- Chapter 8: Case Coordination
- Chapter 9: Working with Mothers Involved in Custody and Visitation Disputes
- Chapter 10: Future Directions
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Strand, Virginia C.
Treating secondary victims: Intervention with the non-offending mother in the incest family / by Virginia C. Strand.
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This book is dedicated to the hundreds of mothers of sexually abused children who have shared their lives with me and from whom I have learned most of what I know about the experiences of the nonoffending mothers of sexually abused children.
I want to thank a number of people without whose support this book would not have been possible. First, I thank Mary Ann Quanta, dean of the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, for her trust in the process and her practical assistance in granting me course reduction to help the development of the book along. I also want to express my great appreciation to my friends and colleagues who read all or part of the manuscript and provided invaluable feedback and encouragement. They are (in alphabetical order) the following: Barbara Bernstein, Steve Forrester, Valerie Homan, Kenneth Lau, and Pat Lemp. Finally, special gratitude is due to Melinda Schneider, without whose tireless patience in tracking down references and typing endless revisions, this effort would not have come to fruition. Again, thanks to you all.[Page x]
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