This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.
Chapter 36: Groups for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Groups for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
CSA/Incest is the exploitation of a child by an older person or persons for the adult's satisfaction while ignoring a child's developmental status (Courtois, 1999). “Sexual abuse includes fondling a child's genitals, intercourse, incest, rape, sodomy, exhibitionism, and commercial exploitation through prostitution or the production of pornographic materials” (National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, 2002, p. 3). Based on the population sampled and definition of CSA, 7%–36% of females and 3%–29% of males have been sexually abused as children (Finkelhor, 1993). Most CSA is incest perpetrated by males who are family members or known by the child (Courtois, 2010).
This chapter presents the research and best practices of ...