ERIC Number: ED338928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Counseling Victims of Violence.
Brown, Sandra L.
This book provides counselors with a look at the effects of violence and offers strategies for assisting victims and survivors of that violence to cope, recover, and grow. Chapter 1 tells the story of a victim of sexual abuse. Chapter 2 examines the psychodynamics of trauma, including posttraumatic stress. Chapter 3 discusses effective therapies for trauma victims. In chapter 4 the special needs of victims of robbery are presented. Chapter 5 examines the issues related to assault. This topic is categorized according to elder abuse, ethnic violence, and hate/gay violence. Chapter 6 examines domestic violence, including a discussion of the battered woman syndrome. Chapter 7 discusses the sexual trauma of rape and incest. The special concerns of male rape victims and crisis intervention for adult survivors of incest are also addressed. In chapter 8, violence against children is examined in terms of both physical and sexual abuse. Chapter 9 looks at murder and the overall needs of homicide survivors. Chapter 10 examines cult, satanic, and ritual victims. Chapter 11 challenges counselors and others to serve the counseling needs of crime victims. Most chapters discuss issues related to crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and long-term counseling and include an overview chart of important counseling issues. Thirteen pages of references are included. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Counselors, Crime, Elder Abuse, Homicide, Incest, Rape, Stealing, Victims of Crime, Violence
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72108; $27.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.