In this Third Edition of Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Claire Burke Draucker and Donna S. Martsolf identify the significant healing processes which are essential to achieve recovery. These include disclosing the abuse; reinterpreting it from an adult perspective; addressing issues related to the context of the abuse; and making desired life changes. Each of these processes is discussed in conjunction with the most effective counseling interventions to facilitate resolution. Carefully chosen case examples demonstrate the appropriate use interventions in practice. The Third Edition includes a wealth of new material covering memory retrieval, outcome research, multicultural counseling, emerging therapeutic approaches, and neuroscience and counseling. Dynamics and difficulties in the therapeutic relationship are also discussed in great depth.

Addressing Resolution Issues

Addressing resolution issues

Once survivors have begun successfully to employ new coping mechanisms and make desired life changes, they often deal with issues related to the resolution of the childhood sexual abuse experience. Resolution does not indicate that the experience of abuse is forgotten, or that the healing process is finished. ...

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