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Author Briere, John.

Title Child abuse trauma : theory and treatment of the lasting effects / John N. Briere
Published Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1992]


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Description xx, 203 pages ; 23 cm
Series IVPS
Interpersonal violence ; v. 2
Interpersonal violence (Sage)
Interpersonal violence ; v. 2
Contents Foreword / Lucy Berliner -- Preface / David Finkelhor -- Pt. I. Incidence of Child Abuse. 1. Types and Forms of Child Maltreatment. Sexual Abuse. Physical Abuse. Psychological Abuse. Emotional Neglect. Parental Alcoholism and/or Drug Addiction. Other Forms of Abuse -- Pt. II. The Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse: Integration of Research and Theory. 2. Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse I: Psychological Responses. Posttraumatic Effects. Cognitive Distortions. Altered Emotionality. Dissociation. Impaired Self-Reference. 3. Long-Term Impacts of Child Abuse II: Behaviors and Relationships. Disturbed Relatedness. Avoidance. Abuse Effects as "Codependence" Abuse Effects as "Borderline Personality Disorder" Conclusions -- Pt. III. Exploring the Solution: Abuse-Focused Psychotherapy. 4. Philosophy of Treatment. Respect, Positive Regard, and the Assumption of Growth. The Phenomenological Perspective. Functionality of "Symptoms" and Defenses. Awareness and Integration
The Therapeutic Structure. Therapy as Reality Based. Social Context. 5. Parameters of Treatment I: Process Issues. Assessment. Exploration Versus Consolidation. Intensity Control Within the Session. Time Focus. Addressing Client "Resistance" Sequence of Therapeutic Goals. Termination Issues. 6. Parameters of Treatment II: Intervention Approaches. Intervening in Impaired Self-Reference. Cognitive Interventions. Exploration and Desensitization of Trauma. 7. Special Issues in Abuse-Focused Therapy. Treatment-Based Exacerbation of Symptoms. Substance-Addicted Survivors. The Amnestic Abuse Survivor. Hospitalization. Client Gender and Abuse Trauma. Abuse-Related Countertransference: The Therapist Survivor -- Appendix: The Child Maltreatment Interview Schedule
Analysis Children Abuse
Abused children - Mental health
Adult child abuse victims - Psychological aspects
Child abuse - Psychological aspects
Child abuse - Treatment
Child sexual abuse - Psychological aspects
Child sexual abuse - Treatment
Sexually Abused Children - Mental Health
Sexually Abused Children - Psychology
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 178-191
Subject Adult child abuse victims -- Mental health.
Adult child abuse victims -- Rehabilitation.
Child Abuse -- rehabilitation.
Child Abuse.
Child of Impaired Parents -- psychology.
LC no. 92023606
ISBN 0803937121 (cloth)
080393713X (paperback)