Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed psychotherapist Steven Levenkron's is a breakthrough book that will encourage the 30 percent of women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. It illustrates the emotional and psychological devastation inflicted on young girls when they experience childhood sexual abuse, exploring varied situations and settings in which this abuse takes place, focusing on the child's experiences at the time of the assault, as well as the emotional, behavioral, and psychological problems that emerge in adolescence and adulthood. A common theme emerges in therapy sessions: self-hatred, low self-esteem, fearfulness, and an abiding sense of personal debasement. But this book offers an uplifting message. In addition to giving therapists and other helpers an empathic insight, will enable the survivor to recognize herself in both her personal history and her current struggle to overcome the legacy of abuse.
A breakthrough study of the psychological aspects of sexual abuse examines the emotional and psychological repercussions of such trauma--including self-hatred, low self-esteem, fear, and a sense of personal debasement--while sharing an uplifting message of support for survivors on how to overcome the legacy of abuse.
An examination of the psychology of victims of sexual abuse, Levenkron encourages the women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. Giving empathic insight, survivors may come to overcome the legacy of abuse.
From the psychotherapist who offered groundbreaking work on self-mutilation, an examination of the psychology of victims of sexual abuse.
About the Author
Steven Levenkron is a practicing psychotherapist in New York City. His previous works include Cutting and The Anatomy of Anorexia, which have been recognized as seminal in understanding self-mutilation, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. His wife, Abby Levenkron, is also a psychotherapist.