Psychotherapy with Sexually Abused Boys: An Integrated Approach
|Author:||William N. Friedrich|
|Series:||Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series|
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A groundbreaking therapeutic model to assist practitioners treat sexually abused children effectively is presented in this pragmatic volume. While the model is applicable to both male and female children, the author focuses on boys. In so doing, Friedrich cites pertinent gender and sociocultural issues that are critical to understanding boys, an understanding which is in turn essential for the provision of adequate and effective individual, group and family therapy. In his integrated model, Friedrich takes a developmental psychopathological perspective which focuses on three basic, interpersonal and developmental processes: attachment, dysregulation and the formation of the self.
"This carefully documented, well written text sets the standard for psychological assessment of child sexual abuse. It goes beyond the focus on just the child's statement to argue for an integrated approach to evaluation that looks at the child, the child's context, and the relationships in a child's life. An excellent book, Dr. Friedrich's work is a must read for anyone doing child sexual abuse evaluation. If you do any forensic child sexual abuse evaluation, you need to read this book. In a carefully documented, well written text it sets the standard for abuse assessment. Not only does it advocate an integrated approach to evaluation that includes information on the child, the child's context and the child's relationships, but it goes on to offer clear and helpful directions for gathering this information. A generous sprinkling of relevant case histories links theory to practice. This excellent book is a much needed contribution to the arena of psychological assessment in child sexual abuse." -- Sandra K. Hewitt
"I am extremely impressed with Dr. Friedrich's latest book. This is the definitive volume on the assessment of sexually abused children and adolescents. Rich in data, clinical information, and compassion, this book far exceeds anything also written on the topic to date. Although geared toward sexual abuse victims, there is much here for those who assess other forms of childhood victimization as well." -- John Briere
Introduction Attachment Attachment Individual Therapy Attachment Group Therapy Attachment Family Therapy Dysregulation Dysregulation Individual Therapy Dysregulation Group Therapy Dysregulation Family Therapy Self-Theory Self-Theory Individual Therapy Self-Theory Group Therapy Self-Theory Family Therapy