The Male Survivor

Author: Matthew Parynik Mendel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803954425
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Recovering from Sexual Abuse Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors

Author: Sandy Knauer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789014580
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Christiane Sanderson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843103356
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated and expanded edition provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of counselling survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). In a reasoned and thoughtful approach, this book honestly addresses the complex issues in this important area of work, providing practical strategies valuable and new insights for counsellors.

Helping Male Survivors of Sexual Violation to Recover

Author: Sarah Van Gogh
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507156
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Placing the experiences of men at the heart of this book, Sarah Van Gogh outlines an integrative approach to effective therapeutic treatment of male sexual abuse. In a culture where to be male is often to be expected to embody strength, power and being in control, male victims of sexual abuse can be particularly challenging to help. This book outlines seven composite detailed case studies representing men from a wide range of backgrounds and demographics. It lays out how the author's pioneering model of an integrative approach which includes psychodynamic, humanistic, relational, cognitive/behavioural, body-based and arts-based approaches can offer an effective model for working with this client group. This key text provides a valuable resource for all those working with male survivors of sexual abuse.

Joining Forces

Author: Howard Fradkin, Dr.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401941354
Format: PDF
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This inspirational book was written to empower male survivors of sexual victimization at any age to overcome the effects of trauma and learn to thrive. Male survivors often struggle to feel any sense of hope for the future, so Joining Forces is designed to inspire them and their allies with easily mastered skills developed over the course of psychologist Dr. Howard Fradkin’s 30-year career, and the real-life experiences of other survivors who have learned to thrive. Each chapter invites survivors to dare to dream that they can take another step in their healing process by leaving their isolation behind; challenging their dysfunctional beliefs and replacing them with healthier, functional messages; practicing healing exercises; reading about the struggles and successes of men just like them; and learning how to build hope through the use of affirmations. This book is unique in that it is based on the experiences of over 800 participants in MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery. The tools taught during those workshops, plus many more developed through Dr. Fradkin’s clinical experiences, are presented so that each survivor has an opportunity to use coping skills as he faces the challenges of his recovery. Survivors and their allies will learn that they are not alone in their struggles and that others have walked in their path, become stronger, and found a sense of freedom. They’ll read about how to make healthier choices to enhance their relationships, emotional functioning, and job performance and to thrive in their lives.

Therapy for Adults Molested as Children

Author: John Briere, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826156426
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Opening The Door

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

Speaking Our Truth

Author: Neal King
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 9780060950583
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of powerful, deeply moving testimonies from men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse shares their stories and adult experiences, outlines stages in the healing process, and offers hope, inspiration, and guidance for other survivors. Original.