ERIC Number: EJ841177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Women's Perceptions of Power and Control in Sexual Abuse Counseling
Koehn, Corinne V.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v16 n1 p37-60 2007
Fifty women who were sexually abused as children were interviewed regarding their perceptions of helpful and hindering counseling behaviors. The critical incident technique was the methodology used. One major category that emerged from the data was Approach to Power and Control. This category comprised eight subcategories: (1) flexibility with agenda; (2) willingness to offer choices; (3) response to criticism; (4) response to client as an equal or with honor; (5) sexual interest; (6) approach to client's suggestions; (7) expectations regarding forgiveness; and (8) consultation with alter identities. Implications for counseling practice, research, and counselor education are discussed.
Descriptors: Females, Counselor Training, Sexual Abuse, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Power Structure, Child Abuse, Interviews, Attitude Measures, Counseling Techniques, Expectation, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada