The Male Survivor

Author: Matthew Parynik Mendel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803954425
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This landmark study examines the largest clinical sample to date of male survivors of sexual abuse in childhood. Using data from his nationwide North American survey, the author reveals that such abuse is extensive, thus dispelling myths regarding the invulnerability of males. Mendel argues that various societal myths have led to a profound under-recognition of male childhood sexual abuse. He proposes that increased attention to, and acknowledgement of, male victimization is needed in order to reduce both the stigma and isolation of male survivors and the incidence of abuse. The author also suggests modifications to conceptual frameworks related to the long-term impact of childhood sexual abuse to apply specifically to male

Psychotherapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Author: Alan Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429918305
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While the psychotherapeutic world has made significant strides in documenting the treatment of women victims of sexual abuse, little has been written on therapeutic responses to men. This may be understood as being partly due to the reluctance of male survivors to expose their history of abuse to clinical eyes. This may be exacerbated by a particular brand of masculine shame that causes male victims to be even more silenced than female survivors. Based on the author's extensive clinical experience of working with children and adult victims of sexual crime, Psychotherapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse looks at the long history of male sexual abuse, positioning it not simply as a new phenomenon, but one that has a long but undocumented history. Anonymised case studies provide the backdrop for in-depth explorations of various consequences of sexual abuse, including sexual addiction, profound depression, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, self harm, suicidal ideation, and dissociation.

Opening The Door

Author: Adrienne Crowder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317758544
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Recovering from Sexual Abuse Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors

Author: Sandy Knauer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789014580
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Explore the connection between sexual victimization, addiction, and compulsive behaviors! This book demonstrates clearly what lengths survivors of sexual abuse will go to in attempting to avoid dealing with the pain resulting from their sexual abuse. Anyone who has been sexually abused is likely to have one of the addictions or compulsive behaviors described herein. The information in Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors regarding codependency is especially useful to survivors of sexual abuse who now find themselves in abusive relationships. Survivors of abuse who have gone without treatment sometimes become either sexual perpetrators or sexual addicts and may experience many different types of psychological dysfunction. Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors examines issues that survivors often have regarding: trust and friendship sexuality and sexual addiction marriage and family religious addiction as opposed to spirituality alcohol and substance abuse workaholism weight issues and eating disorders violence as the result of shame, fear, and depression caused by abuse Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors is more than a litany of the problems that survivors face. This valuable work will show you: HOW the survivor came to employ addictive or compulsive behaviors WHY the survivor continues to employ these self-abusive behaviors despite the pain caused by the addiction WHAT the survivor needs to do to aid recovery WHERE the survivor can turn to obtain the help that is needed to recover from addictive or compulsive behaviors With its complete bibliography and up-to-date information on sexual abuse, addictions, and compulsive behaviors, Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, and Compulsive Behaviors will show you the full course of sexual abuse and its aftermath, bringing you from the beginnings of sexual abuse through the steps that lead to addiction and compulsion, and ultimately, recovery.

The Sexually Abused Male

Author: Mic Hunter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780669215182
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This sourcebook, the first of two volumes, helps professionals identify and assess male victims effectively. It details current research and treatment information, from cultural factors that reinforce destructive notions about sexual abuse and prevent accurate identification and assessment of victims, through the process of treatment and healing. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Male Victims of Sexual Assault

Author: Gillian C. Mezey
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780192629326
Format: PDF
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Since the first edition of Male Victims of Sexual Assault was published in 1992 there have been significant developments in our understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of the sexual assault of men. The first edition was influential in affording legal recognition to male victims of rape in England and Wales and this has resulted in raised awareness of the problem and improved attitudes among all those responsible for dealing with the victims. This recognition has gone some way to breaking down the taboo, and has allowed the discussion to move on and address the important issues of prevention, care and treatment. The book reports on the first epidemiological study of male sexual victimization in Europe, challenges the prevailing stereotype of gay men as sexual predators, covers the topic of male rape in prisons, examines the link between early sexual victimization and later perpetration, describes how victims of sexual torture attempt to process and resolve such experiences, provides the historical and anthropological background to the subject, and examines the impact of the changes in legislation. Mezey and King are experienced forensic psychiatrists with longstanding interests in domestic and sexual violence. They present original research material, which makes a unique contribution to our knowledge about men's experiences of sexual victimization.

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Author: Mic Hunter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803971931
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The contributors to this book are all clinicians who have experienced working with people who have been severely sexually abused. In their quest to reduce human suffering, they have developed practical and effective methods of treatment, which they describe in this volume. Following a clear review of dynamically based theories which help in the understanding and treatment of adult survivors, topics discussed include survivors' sexual problems, such as compulsivity, and clients with special needs, such as survivors with personality disorders. Clinicians will find much of value in this practical volume.

Understanding Male Sexual Abuse

Author: O'Brien Dennis
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462016944
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The best way to understand male sexual abuse is to learn about its survivors. They are the victims, and they have stories to tell. Author OBrien Dennis recounts how he was sexually abused as a boy in Jamaica, and he also shares accounts from other men who were abused. By giving them a voice, he unveils how male sexual abuse can so easily happen at the hands of close and trusted family, friends and even strangers. As you read these intimate stories, youll learn how societys narrow definitions of sexuality and masculinity have conspired to silence male victims, preventing many from speaking up about their abuse. Sexual abuse hurts victims, who may later suffer from drug addiction, sexual dysfunction, self-blame, guilt, and other problems. Male rape is used not only as a form of subjugation but also as a tool for war and dominance in contemporary wars and conflicts. Male sexual abuse is underreported, and it is estimated that one in six boys is sexually abused before he reaches age sixteen. By Understanding Male Sexual Abuse, its possible to start exploring solutions to a terrible problem. Dennis calls on policy makers and public administrators to raise their heads from their sheaves of paper and to pay attention to the many men who are victims of rape in prisons or other institutions, and to see that male sexual abuse is more than a public health hazard; rather, it rips at the fabric of society and humanity. Antoine B. Craigwell, journalist

Breaking the Silence

Author: Judith Margolin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317790960
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A program you can use for time limited clients suffering from sexual abuse! Breaking the Silence: Group Therapy for Childhood Sexual Abuse guides you through initial establishment and group formation to its termination. The step-by-step approach outlines themes and issues common to this population, raises pertinent questions, and highlights common pitfalls or problem areas in conducting therapy. You’ll discover innovative ways to work with survivors of childhood sexual abuse by addressing these key therapy issues: issues of trust, sexuality, and disclosure family dynamics emotional expression transference/countertransference male survivors group sessions the impact of abuse a concise fifteen-session, time-limited, psycho-educational group therapy program for adult survivors of sexual abuse The program planning approach described in Breaking the Silence allows you to adapt the program to meet your individual clients’needs. The concise fifteen-session, time-limited psycho-educational group therapy program for adult survivors of sexual abuse is designed to therapeutically address the long-term sequelae associated with a past history of child abuse. The literature review of childhood sexual abuse treatment, along with this program and the invaluable sections on male survivors, sexuality, and other areas dealing with the emotional repercussions of childhood sexual abuse, are invaluable sources of information for helping survivors develop and maintain healthy relationships and balanced lives.

Therapy for Adults Molested as Children

Author: John Briere, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826156426
Format: PDF
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Substantially expanded and updated, this classic volume provides therapists with detailed information on how to treat sexual abuse survivors more effectively. Dr. Briere offers an integrated theory of postabuse symptom development and suggests certain core phenomena that account for many of the psychosocial difficulties associated with childhood sexual abuse. The second edition includes more information on effective trauma therapy, such as issues related to the false memory/recovered memory controversy; gender-related differences in abuse trauma; transference and countertransference; the application of behavior theory to treatment intervention. A nationally known expert in the field, Dr. Briere has written an ideal source book for mental health professionals. ìThis second editionÖadmirably achieves its stated goal of advancing the treatment of adult survivors of abuse and supports the therapist in this most important endeavor.î - from the Foreword by Christine A. Courtois, PhD Director of Clinical Training The Psychiatric Institute of Washington