Victims No Longer Second Edition

Author : Mike Lew
ISBN : 9780060530266
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 40.2 MB
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For millions of men on the path to recovery, Victims No Longer is the next step. The first book written specifically for men, Victims No Longer examines the changing cultural attitudes toward male survivors of incest and other sexual trauma. Now, in this Second Edition, this invaluable resource continues to offer compassionate and practical advice, supported by personal anecdotes and statements of male survivors. Victims No Longer helps survivors to: Identify and validate their childhood experiences Explore strategies of survival and healing Work through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexual confusion Establish a support network for continued personal recovery Make choices that aren't determined by abuse Psychotherapist Mike Lew has worked with thousands of men and women in their healing from the effects of childhood sexual abuse, rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and neglect. The development of strategies for recovery from incest and other abuse, particularly for men, has been a major focus of his work as a counselor and group leader. Thoroughly updated and revised, and including an expanded Resources section, Victims No Longer educates survivors and professionals about the recovery process -- speaking to the pain, needs, fears, and hopes of the adult male survivor.
Category: Family & Relationships

Learning The Language Of Addiction Counseling

Author : Geri Miller
ISBN : 9781118721773
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 71.38 MB
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Introduces counselors, social workers, and students to the field of addiction counseling and helps them acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to counsel individuals who are caught in the destructive cycle of addiction. Drawing from her years of experience working in the addiction-counseling field, Geri Miller provides an engaging, balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinical best practices in the field.
Category: Psychology

Surviving And Moving On

Author : Kim McGregor
ISBN : 9781317854814
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.13 MB
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This book is essential reading for any survivor of child sexual abuse, female or male. Many survivors of sexual abuse have not always been believed or supported through their developmental years. They have had to cope on their own, dealing with the aftermath of the abuse in whatever ways they could. This book offers ideas and techniques for understanding and healing which adult survivors in particular may find useful. It tends to be written with women in mind, but much of the information and many of the exercises may be useful for male survivors as well. This book will also be useful for the partners, families and friends giving support and encouragement to survivors who are healing themselves from the effects of abuse. Many survivors want those around them to understand what they've survived and its effects on their life. Part 1 provides information about child sexual abuse - what it is, why children remain silent about it, some of the effects abuse can have on a survivor's life and how these can be minimised, and who the offenders are. Part 2 is for survivors, helping them to understand and to cope with their unique experience of child sexual abuse. Part 3 is specifically for supporters and caregivers of survivors.
Category: Social Science

Fundamentals Of Crisis Counseling

Author : Geri Miller
ISBN : 9781118156346
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 30.79 MB
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An indispensable handbook for assisting clients in crisis and in their journey toward healing Integrating practical training with both research and theory, Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling offers students and professionals proven hands-on techniques to assist clients in recovery from crisis and towards an eventual return to their day-to-day lives. Written in the author's gentle yet purposeful voice, this reader-friendly guide is filled with lessons on current evidence-based counseling, how to operate as a client stress manager, and information on finding resources that facilitate client resilience. In addition, the author helps counselors improve counseling effectiveness by gaining a better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses and emphasizes the importance of self-care. Stemming from the author's thirty-five years of experience as a crisis counselor, this book contains valuable information on: Crisis theory and intervention models Concepts, techniques, assessment, and treatment for disaster mental health work Legal and ethical concerns regarding working with individuals, groups, couples, and families Assessment and instrument selection Main concepts and techniques of brief therapy, motivational interviewing, stages of change, positive psychology, grief therapy, client resilience, and spirituality Multicultural crisis counseling techniques centered on age, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity Counselor self-care complete with case studies and examples Ideal for all mental health professionals looking for guidance on best practices in crisis counseling, this book is also suitable for training professionals and counseling students. The book includes access to an online instructor's test bank, PowerPoint slides, and syllabi in line with 2009 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards. Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling imparts useful knowledge on little utilized crisis counseling abilities, preparing counselors at every stage to effectively respond to the immediate and lasting affects of crisis.
Category: Psychology

Joining Forces

Author :
ISBN : 9781401941352
Genre : Adult child sexual abuse victims
File Size : 89.74 MB
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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 isolat.
Category: Adult child sexual abuse victims

Eltern Von Sexuell Missbrauchten Kindern

Author : Dirk Bange
ISBN : 9783840923579
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 79.87 MB
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Wenn das eigene Kind sexuell missbraucht wurde, stellt dies für Eltern eine große Belastung dar. Häufig fragen sie sich, warum sie nichts bemerkt haben, machen sich Vorwürfe und haben Schuldgefühle. Das Buch widmet sich der bis jetzt wenig beachteten Seite der nicht missbrauchenden Eltern bzw. Elternteile. Gut verständlich werden die vorliegenden wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse beschrieben und mit Erfahrungen aus der praktischen Arbeit mit betroffenen Eltern und Kindern verknüpft. Nach einem Überblick über die Fakten zum Ausmaß des sexuellen Missbrauchs an Mädchen und Jungen werden häufige Schuldzuweisungen, vor allem an nicht missbrauchende Mütter, thematisiert und als »Mythen« entlarvt. Ausführlich beschreiben weitere Kapitel den oft langwierigen und von Missverständnissen begleiteten Aufdeckungsprozess eines sexuellen Missbrauchs und welche Reaktionen und Folgen er bei den nicht missbrauchenden Elternteilen hervorruft. Die Schilderung der Täterstrategien und Diskussion des Themas »Missbrauch mit dem Missbrauch« liefern wichtige Informationen, um die Reaktionen der Eltern nachvollziehen zu können. Abschließend gibt der Band Anregungen für die Beratung, Therapie und Präventionsarbeit mit Eltern von sexuell missbrauchten Kindern.
Category: Psychology

Is My Husband Gay Straight Or Bi

Author : Joe Kort
ISBN : 9781442223264
Genre : Psychology
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Jennifer can’t believe it. Just married and pregnant, she discovers that her husband has been meeting Brad for sex. When confronted, Tom doesn’t deny it, but he insists it’s just “a thing” and he isn’t gay. Elsewhere, John’s wife, Karen, discovers that her husband likes to watch gay porn. John doesn’t understand his wife’s reaction. Why does she care what he watches if he’s not unfaithful? In couple’s therapy, Karen and Jennifer raise the same questions: Does this mean my husband is gay? Can my marriage survive? These and other stories illustrate the difficulties inherent when a wife or girlfriend finds out her man has had or wants to have sexual contact with other men. But many times, the man is not gay or even bisexual. Of course, some men with gay sexual interests are gay men in a process of self-discovery; they are “coming out.” These desires may only reflect a different side of a man’s sexuality or some response to childhood trauma or experiences they have not fully processed. Here Joe Kort and Alexander P. Morgan make the distinction between gay men and “straight men with gay interests” clearer to women who want to know how they can overcome these revelations. The authors explain the many reasons why straight men may be drawn to gay sex; how to tell whether a man is gay, straight, or bisexual; and what the various options are for these couples, who can often go on to have very fulfilling marriages. Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bi? is intended to help couples understand how male sexuality can express itself in ways that may be difficult to understand. Many marriages have been hurriedly terminated when couples (and their therapists) have lacked the information they needed to understand their current situations. This book provides the clarity, describes the choices, and (in many cases) offers hope for relationships and marriages that have been brushed off as doomed.
Category: Psychology

Childhood Sexual Experiences

Author : Sally V. Hunter
ISBN : 9781846193378
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 74.89 MB
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Sexual relations between children and adults is a highly controversial issue, and is usually framed as child sexual abuse. However, not all people regard their childhood sexual experiences as abusive or having an impact on their lives. Without detracting from the significant trauma of child abuse, this book seeks to explore divergent narratives of childhood sexual experiences, in particular to examine the factors leading to resilience in adversity or reduced perceptions of severity. The chapters look at the current literature on child sexual abuse and experiences, family and environmental protective and risk factors, the psychology of disclosure, coping mechanisms, gender differences, affect on sexuality, and the implications for therapy, and draws upon the narratives of adults who describe their perceptions - in childhood and adulthood - of their experiences. The outline of a ten week recovery programme is also included.
Category: Family & Relationships

Repair Your Life

Author : Marjorie McKinnon
ISBN : 9781615992720
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 70.22 MB
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R.E.P.A.I.R. is a Six-Stage Program for abuse survivors that will transform your life forever! Recognize and accept your adult problems stemming from childhood sexual abuse.Enter into a commitment to transform your life.Process your issues with tools and techniques that will enable you to become healthy.Awareness to discover reality as you gather and assemble the pieces of the broken puzzle your life became.Insight into the complete picture helps you begin to return to what you were prior to being sexually violated.Rhythm recovers the natural rhythm you had before the incest happened, the blueprint that is the essence of your true nature, becoming who you really are. Therapists' Acclaim for REPAIR Your Life "REPAIR Your Life is one of several significant books by a woman who writes openly and perceptively, using her own experiences to take us down her path to an ultimately fulfilling life. This is an important book." --Vincent J. Felitti, MD, co-principal investigator of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study "Thank you Marjorie and God bless you for adapting this program for our survivors to follow. You have given survivors hope to continue on their healing journey." --Donna Gustafson, Executive Director, Sunrise Center Against Sexual Abuse "This program just has to work, because whether intuitively or through research, Marjorie McKinnon has assembled a highly effective program of recovery." --Bob Rich, PhD, psychologist Special editions also available for teenagers, children 6-12, and toddlers. www.TheLampLighters.org for more information or to find a support group in your area.
Category: Self-Help

Sisters And Brothers For Life

Author : Suzanne Degges-White
ISBN : 9781442265950
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 25.18 MB
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Sibling relationships are special in many ways, not least because often siblings are the family members who go through their whole lives together But those relationships can be fraught with strife or tension, bouts of happiness or strain and stress. They can predict and affect other relationships in our lives, and they can offer solace or sadness over the years. Here, Suzanne Degges-White looks at the variety of sibling relationships with an eye to improving both the good and the bad. Using real stories throughout, the author illustrates the broad spectrum of problems (and rewards) that can come from having a sibling. Examining such factors as the early family constellation, birth order, cultural diversity, and family communication patterns, Degges-White illustrates how these relationships can affect so many other areas of our lives, and considers how adult sibling conflict, rivalry, abuse, and loss influence our lives. She offers suggestions for effective responses to adult sibling conflict as well as enhancing family communication and deepening the sibling connection in adulthood. No matter what the sibling relationship is or has become, this work will help readers consider how situations might be improved or addressed, even if it means letting go of unhealthy sibling relationships.
Category: Family & Relationships