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ERIC Number: ED482289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 11
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The Efficacy of Exposure-Based Cognitive Therapy with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Gardner, Yun Hui
Recent research has revealed the efficacy of cognitive behavioral interventions with sexual abuse survivors. Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) interventions require trauma survivors to confront their painful memories directly. This allows for assessment of cognitive distortions that need to be challenged and reframed. The extent and amount of confronting, or re-exposing the survivor to the traumatic memories is often a delicate and controversial issue. A common question in therapy with sexual abuse survivors is whether to expose or not expose the survivor to the traumatic events in order for healing to take place. This paper provides a rationale for the efficacy of using exposure-based CBT in treating adult sexual abuse survivors. A brief overview of CBT methods will be presented. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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