ERIC Number: ED289133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-25
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Victim Therapy with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.
Norris, Thomas L.
This paper describes a four-phase therapeutic approach that has proven useful to adult female and male survivors of child sexual abuse. The methods described are primarily used in individual therapy, although the context is within the family therapy realm and relies heavily upon Structural Family Systems Theory. The four phases which a victim passes through before the counseling is complete are described in detail under the headings of: (1) Challenge and Education; (2) Delving Deeper and Fragile Times; (3) Rebirth and New Life Skills; and (4) Evaluation and Moving On. Specific techniques which are used at each phase are enumerated and discussed. Examples are included to illustrate the various techniques, which include guided imagery, developing a family genogram, relaxation techniques, reparenting, psychodrama, and the "Child Within" concept. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (44th, Orlando, FL, October 23-26, 1986).