Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (3rd revised edition)

Author(s): Clare Burke Draucker and Donna Martsolf

For Professionals

The experience of childhood sexual abuse is a trauma which continues to have an impact on survivors thoughout their lives. The pervasive and long-term effects that stem from sexual abuse make it vital that counsellors become adept at addressing the unique and complex needs of survivors.

In this third edition of Counselling 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 counselling 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 counselling, emerging therapeutic approaches, and neuroscience and counseling. Dynamics and difficulties in the therapeutic relationship are also discussed in great depth.


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'As a teacher, I was impressed. The book is clearly written and provides a fine introduction to the issues attendant on counseling survivors of sexual abuse. It is up-to-date and comprehensive without being plodding and avoids the cant that can bedevil the topic.' - PyschCritiques

Introduction The False Memory Debate Counselling Implications Outcomes Research on Abuse-focused Psychotherapy Approaches Disclosing an Experience of Child Sexual Abuse Focusing on the Abuse Experience Reinterpreting the Sexual Abuse Experience from an Adult Perspective Addressing the Context of the Sexual Abuse Making Desired Life Changes Addressing Resolution Issues Dynamics and Difficulties in the Therapeutic Relationship Case Study The Counselling Process with an Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse Future Directions and Trends

General Fields

  • : 9781412922401
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : May 2006
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Clare Burke Draucker and Donna Martsolf
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 362.829286
  • : 176