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ERIC Number: ED415453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 17
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A Model of Screening and Goal-Setting in Short-Term Counseling with Sexual Abuse Survivors.
Lese, Karen P.
Although plentiful information is available about the long-term treatment of sexual abuse survivors, a framework for the short-term treatment of this population is lacking in the literature. A preliminary model of screening and goal-setting in short-term therapy for survivors, to be used at university and college counseling centers, is presented in this paper. The model integrates short-term therapy models (time-limited therapy) with trauma-based theory and therapy. It emphasizes the importance of screening for short-term therapy and presents some questions that should be answered upon intake. Goal setting and therapy as an episodic endeavor--where clients frame therapy as time-limited "chunks" of work--are detailed. The bulk of the paper discusses the applicability of phasic models, and it offers three approaches to phasic work, along with strategies in using these models. Attention is given to considerations in evaluating the appropriateness of goals and how to determine an appropriate "chunk" of trauma work for short-term therapy. Other concerns that are covered include contracting, repressed memories, and support systems. Limitations, research needs, and future expansion of the model are discussed. (Author/RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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