Practitioners helping adult survivors of child sexual abuse need to be aware of the thought processes of offenders. The premise of Anna Salter's major book is that those who do not recognize an internalized perpetrator when they hear one will often be frustrated by the tenacity of the survivor's self blame. Primarily oriented towards treating adult survivors, this invaluable book will also be useful for treating sex offenders. It includes discussion of crucial issues such as: what clinicians who treat survivors need to know about sex offenders; the different ways sadistic and nonsadistic offenders think and the resulting different `footprints' they leave in the heads of survivors; how trauma affects survivors' world-views;

Sex Offenders in the Head: Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on Victim Thinking

Sex offenders in the head: Effects of child sexual abuse on victim thinking

A Trauma-Based Worldview: Meaning, Malevolence, and Mastery

At 4 years of age, Jonathan and several other children were sexually abused at a day care center by the day care provider's son and by her brother. The first to tell, Jonathan was further victimized when the other parents initially refused to believe him. Instead, they raised $1,500 for the legal expenses of the day care provider—an effort that ended only when their own children disclosed that they had been abused as well. A further trauma for Jonathan was that his younger sister was at the same day care center and he was ...

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