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'œHighly recommended as an authoritative text on incest and its treatment'and 'œessential reading for all therapists,' Healing the Incest Wound was agroundbreaking book that put incest studies and treatment on the map. Now,almost 20 years later, this bestselling text is fully updated, offering the mostcurrent studies and findings on incest typologies, dynamics, and treatmentstrategies. Drawing on cutting-edge research on incest and other forms of childabuse, it includes attention to their neurological, attachment, affective, anddissociative sequelae. Courtois'”a veteran practitioner and an expert in complextraumatic stress disorders resulting from chronic child abuse'”presents acomprehensive revision to this classic treatment manual for therapists.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Incest Characteristics and Dynamics
Incest: If You Think the Word Is Ugly
Incest Characteristics and Categories
The Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse and the Incestuous Family
Incest Involving Other Relatives and Quasi-Family Members
Symptoms, Aftereffects, and Diagnosis
Incest Symptoms, Aftereffects, and Secondary Elaborations
Theoretical Perspectives on Aftereffects and Implications for Treatment
Therapy for the Aftereffects of Incest
Philosophy, Sequence, and Goals of Therapy for Incest
Presenting Concerns and Diagnostic Considerations
The Therapy Relationship and Risk Management
Psychotherapeutic Treatments, Strategies, and Techniques
The Effects of Abuse Dynamics on the Therapy Relationship and Process
Special Problems and Issues in Treatment
Special Family Issues
Sitting with a Shattered Soul
Incest History Questionnaire
Survivor Memoirs of Incest and Audiovisual Materials
Treatment Books for Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders and Incest
Workbooks for Survivors and Therapists
Treatment Books for Dissociative Disorders
Organizations and Resources for Survivors and Their Supporters
Support Sites for Suicide and Loss
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