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A Clinical Practice Model for Treatment of College-Aged Incest Survivors
A Clinical Practice Model for Treatment of College-Aged Incest SurvivorsRésumé :
Adult incest survivors frequently exhibit signs and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Many clinicians have geared their group treatment of incest survivors to address these manifestations.
Given the nature of the sexual abuse, the early developmental periods in which some trauma occurs, the past and current relationship between the victim and the perpetrator, and the dynamics inherent in this violation and betrayal of trust, love, and power within the family unit, additional clinical concerns and safeguards must be considered. In addition, the struggles of college-aged incest survivors to come to terms with their history of sexual abuse often mirror the developmental tasks faced by their peers—autonomy, intimacy, sexuality, and formation of personal values and ethics. To focus solely on the incest without also considering these developmental issues may solidify a gridlock between inadequate resolution of the developmental issues and the continued victimization of the student incest survivor.
The author discusses a time-limited group treatment for college-aged incest survivors that uses a modified post-traumatic stress disorder model as a conceptual framework and addresses both sets of concerns.Mots-clés libres (FR) :
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational HealthMots-clés libres (EN) :
Incest, Group psychotherapy, Students