Therapy for Adults Molested as Children

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Therapy for Adults Molested as Children

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Beyond Survival, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: John Briere PhD


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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.

"This second editionÖadmirably achieves its stated goal of advancing the treatment of adult survivors of abuse and supports the therapist in this most important endeavor."
- from the Foreword by Christine A. Courtois, PhD
Director of Clinical Training
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 31, 1996
  • Page Count 270
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826156419
  • EISBN 9780826156426

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D
  1. The Lasting Effects of Sexual Abuse
  2. Hysteria, Borderline Personality Disorder, and False Memory Syndrome
  3. The Core Effects of Severe Abuse
  4. Philosophy of Treatment
  5. Vagaries of the Therapeutic Relationship: Transference and Countertransference
  6. Specific Therapy Principles and Techniques
  7. The Specific Problem of Client Dissociation During Therapy
  8. Teasing the Dragon: The Fruits of Confronting Severe Abuse
  9. Group Therapy
  10. Client Gender Issues
  11. Therapist Issues

  12. Appendix