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.

Evaluating the Mother and Planning for Treatment

Evaluating the mother and planning for treatment

Introduction to a Treatment Approach

In this chapter and the next three chapters, I will elaborate a treatment approach that is offered as a conceptual road map for the clinician. This chapter is not intended to be a prescription for treatment, and, in fact, as noted earlier, interventions would need to be more precisely specified and outcomes tested before one could assert that this approach rises to the level of a treatment model. That being said, the following outlines a process that encompasses a thorough assessment and a number of treatment phases. Although the notion of engagement was introduced in the previous chapter, it is elaborated here.

The six phases of the approach are ...

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