Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Innovations

For the practitioner working with adult survivors of sexual abuse, this book is a must. Offering useful treatment innovations, this volume opens with a clear review of dynamically based theories that provide a solid introduction to understanding and treating adult survivors of sexual abuse. What follows are three chapters dealing with various sexual problems of adult survivors, including sexual dysfunction and sexual compulsivity. The final section of this practical book examines clients with special needs: the very difficult survivor with personality disorders, chemically dependent survivors, male survivors, and the partners of survivors. Well balanced and written in a easy-to-follow style, this volumes provides concrete directions for interventions. Practitioners in the fields of clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and mental health--as well as advanced clinical students--will find this volume an indispensable resource. “From cover to cover, this book provides new and innovative strategies in the treatment of age-old abuse-related problems. Reading it was like taking in a breath of fresh air.” --Peter T. Dimock, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker,

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