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Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survuvor in Therapy

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Occasionally a book for psychotherapists instantly becomes a classic. Not only do clinicians recognize the excellence and importance of the book, but their clients respond enthusiastically to the accurate portrayal of their experiences and the model for healing. With the publication of , such a classic was born. Incest is not a rare aberrant happening, but a common childhood experience for a substantial minority of children. Since incest is generally hidden and denied, the victims are left to cope with their reactions in an atmosphere that contradicts their reality. Yet all incest is not the same; for instance, one-time fondling by an uncle has different effects from rapes repeated over many years by a stepfather. The book describes these variations and the symptoms, short-term aftereffects, and long-term secondary elaborations of incest from four theoretical perspectives: traumatic stress, developmental, feminist, and loss. The author not only comprehensively discusses the salient issues of incest therapy but also illustrates these with numerous case studies, showing how incest survivors can heal and build a core of self-respect and dignity.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive guide to the dynamics of incest and to therapy for survivors.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [372]-385) and index.

About the Author

Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC, and clinical director of The Center: Posttraumatic Disorders Program at The Psychiatric Institute of Washington. She conducts workshops nationally and internationally on the treatment of incest and other forms of sexual assault, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393313567
Subtitle:
Adult Survivors in Therapy
Author:
Courtois, Christine A.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Psychiatry and psychoanalysis
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Incest
Subject:
Incest victims
Subject:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Counseling
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series Volume:
53-A
Publication Date:
19960317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.6 x 1.4 in 2.44 lb

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Professional Reference
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Abuse
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"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive guide to the dynamics of incest and to therapy for survivors.
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