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Betrayal of Innocence
Forward, Susan & Buck, Craig. "Betrayal of Innocence." In: Incest and its Devastation. Penguin Books pp. 193. 1978. [Book] [105.for]
Abstract:Investigates 25 incest cases and how the victim and aggressor can put the experience into the proper perspective.

Breaking the Silence
Margolin, Judith. "Breaking the Silence." In: Group Therapy for Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Practioner`s Manual. Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press pp. 145. 1999. [Book] [303.mar]
Abstract:15 session, time-limited, psycho-educational group therapy program for adult survivors of sexual abuse.

Bridging the Silence
Simonds, Susan. "Bridging the Silence." In: Nonverbal Modalities in the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. W.W. Norton and Company pp. 204. 1994. [Book] [303.sim]
Abstract:Integrates nonverbal modalities into verbal psychotherapy with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Draucker, Claire Burke. "Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." Sage Publications pp. 168. 1992. [Book] [306.dra]
Abstract:Identifies the significant healing processes that are vital to eachieve recovery and the appropriate counseling techniques for each section.

Family Fallout
Landry, Dorothy Beaulieu. "Family Fallout." In: A Handbook for Families of Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors. The Safer Society Press pp. 75. 1991. [Book] [304.lan]
Abstract:Helps families understand the healing process & deal with their own feelings about the disclosure of sexual abuse.

Free of the Shadows
Adams, Caren & Fay, Jennifer. "Free of the Shadows." In: Recovering From Sexual Violence. New Harbinger Publications pp. 208. 1989. [Book] [314.ada]
Abstract:Provides practical suggestions for getting through the days & months ahead following trauma of rape.

From Surviving to Thriving
Bratton, Mary. "From Surviving to Thriving." In: A Therapist`s Guide to Stage II Recovery for Survivors of Childhood Abuse. Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press pp. 282. 1999. [Book] [303.bra]
Abstract:Step-by-step guidance for dealing with adult survivors, including rationale for diagnosis, process and sequence.

From Surviving to Thriving`
Dinsmore, Christine. "From Surviving to Thriving`." In: Incest, Feminism, and Recovery. State University of New York Press pp. 190. 1991. [Book] [309.din]
Abstract:Analyzes incest recovery from a feminist perspective. Based on research with incest survivors & years of therapy with survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Group Treatment for Adult Survivors of Abuse
Webb, Laura Pistone & Leehan, James. "Group Treatment for Adult Survivors of Abuse." In: A Manual for Practitioners. Sage Publications pp. 196. 1996. [Book] [303.web]
Abstract:Provides a holistic, practical approach, addressing the long-term effects of child abuse and provides a model for treatment.

Group Treatment of Adult Incest Survivors
Donaldson, Mary Ann & Cordes-Green, Susan. "Group Treatment of Adult Incest Survivors." Sage Publications pp. 167. 1994. [Book] [303.dan]
Abstract:Explores the benefits of group treatment and provides the practitioner with assistance in working with content and process issues.

Growing Beyond Abuse
Nestingen, Signe L. & Lewis, Laurel Ruth. "Growing Beyond Abuse." In: A Workbook for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation or Childhood Sexual Abuse. Omni Recovery, Inc. pp. 174. 1990. [Book] [314.nes]
Abstract:Focuses on the recovery process & gives concrete advice & tools to those who are trying to grow beyond abuse.

Healing the Incest Wound
Courtois, Christine A.. "Healing the Incest Wound." In: Adult Survivors in Therapy. W.W. Norton and Company pp. 394. 1988. [Book] [303.cou]
Abstract:Provides knowledge and clinical guidelines to help victims of incest. Broken into three sections.

I Can`t Get Over It
Matsakis, Aphrodite. "I Can`t Get Over It." In: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors. New Harbinger pp. 373. 1992. [Book] [306.mat]
Abstract:Book shows how post-traumatic stress disorder affects not just soldiers, but also survivors of many other types of trauma.

I Never Told Anyone This Before
Gasker, Janice A.. "I Never Told Anyone This Before." In: Managing the Initial Disclosure of Sexual Abuse Recollections. Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press pp. 171. 1999. [Book] [303.gas]
Abstract:Shows how to work with clients who disclose memories of sexual abuse in an ethical, effective manner based on tested guidelines.

Incest and Sexuality
Maltz, Wendy & Holman, Beverly. "Incest and Sexuality." In: A Guide to Understanding and Healing. Lexington Books pp. 166. 1987. [Book] [303.mal]
Abstract:Provides self-help information for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and insights for clinicians.

Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse
Wyatt, Gail Elizabeth & Powell, Gloria Johnson. "Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse." Sage Publications pp. 288. 1988. [Book] [106.wya]
Abstract:Purpose of the book is to bring together some of the more advanced research, treatment, relevant theory, and current social and policy issues regarding the lasting effects upon child victims, adult survivors, and their families.

Outgrowing the Pain
Gil, Eliana. "Outgrowing the Pain." In: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children. A Dell Trade Paperback pp. 88. 1983. [Book] [303.gil]
Abstract:Book of questions that can pinpoint & illuminate destructive patterns.

Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma
Oz, Sheri & Ogiers, Sarah-Jane. "Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma." In: A guide to breaking through the wall of fear for practitioners and survivors. Haworth Press pp. 304. 2006. [Book] [301.ozz]
Abstract:Exploration of the subjective experiences of both client and therapist as they together travel the pExploration of the subjective experiences of both client and therapist as they together travel the pExploration of the subjective experiences of both client and therapist as they together travel the p

Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States
Briere, John. "Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States." American Psychological Association pp. 250. 1997. [Book] [301.bri]
Abstract:Social, scientific and legal context of the debate about recovered memories.

Psychological Trauma and the Adult Survivor
McCann, I. Lisa & Pearlman, Laurie Anne. "Psychological Trauma and the Adult Survivor." In: Theory, Therapy and Transformation. Brunner/Mazel pp. 360. 1990. [Book] [306.mcc]
Abstract:Discussion of the Constructivist Self Development theory which centers on the interaction between the survivor`s subjective response to trauma and its objective context.

Rape: The Misunderstood Crime
Allison, Julie A. & Wrightsman, Lawrence S.. "Rape: The Misunderstood Crime." Sage Publications pp. 307. 1993. [Book] [306.all]
Abstract:Comprehensive account of why rape as a crime and its affects are misunderstood by most people.

Rebuilding the Garden
McLaren, Karla. "Rebuilding the Garden." In: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault. Laughing Tree Press pp. 241. 1997. [Book] [303.mcl]
Abstract:Helps readers transform the experience of sexual assault from a personal tragedy into an engagement with the deeper spiritual and cultural issues of the world.

Reclaiming our lives
Posten, Carol & Lison, Karen. "Reclaiming our lives." In: Hope for Adult Survivors of Incest. Little Brown and Company pp. 277. 1989. [Book] [303.pos]
Abstract:Provides a 14 step program for survivors.

Repressed Memories
Fredrickson, Renee. "Repressed Memories." In: A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse. Simon and Schuster pp. 240. 1992. [Book] [314.fre]
Abstract:Drawing from her extensive clinical experience, the author has written a supportive and encouraging book for abuse victims

Resolving the Trauma of Incest
Meiselman, Karin. "Resolving the Trauma of Incest." In: Reintegration Therapy with Survivors. Jossey-Bass Publishers pp. 320. 1990. [Book] [306.mei]
Abstract:Authors says that effective therapy with incest survivors requires a nutruring therapeutic relationship and shows how to develop that relationship.

Secret Survivors
Blume, E. Sue. "Secret Survivors." In: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women. John Wiley & Sons pp. 321. 2001. [Book] [303.blu]
Abstract:Focuses on what incest does to victims.

Sexual Trauma in Children and Adolescents
Everstine, Diana Sullivan & Everstine, Louis. "Sexual Trauma in Children and Adolescents." In: Dynamics and Treatment. Brunner/Mazel pp. 199. 1989. [Book] [302.eve]
Abstract:Pragmatic approach to understanding the diversity and complexity of sexual abuse. Provides specific guidelines.

She Who was Lost is Remembered
Wisechild, Louise M.. "She Who was Lost is Remembered." In: Healing From Incest Through Creativity. The Seal Press pp. 278. 1991. [Book] [306.wis]
Abstract:Over thirty women artists,writers, musicians, playwrights and poets have joined together in this anthology to tell the story of sexual abuse at the hands of family members and how they used creativity to mend their spirits and their bodies.

Survivor Prayers
Foote, Catherine J.. "Survivor Prayers." In: Talking with God about Childhood Sexual Abuse. Westminster/John Knox Press pp. 93. 1994. [Book] []
Abstract:Provided to survivors of abuse, especially survivors of childhood sexual abuse, offering them a way of exploring the impact that abuse has had on their relationship with God.

The Courage to Heal
Bass, Ellen & Davis, Laura. "The Courage to Heal." In: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Perennial Library pp. 495. 1988. [Book] [303.bas]
Abstract:An inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope & encouragement to every woman who was sexually abused as a child--and those who care about her.

The Courage to Heal Workbook
Davis, Laura. "The Courage to Heal Workbook." In: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Harper and Row pp. 460. 1990. [Book] [303.dav]
Abstract:Workbook to use in conjunction with the book The Courage to Heal.

The Last Secret
Rosencrans, Bobbie. "The Last Secret." In: Daughters Sexually Abused by Mothers. Safer Society Press pp. 259. 1997. [Book] [105.ros]
Abstract:Incorporates testimony and data from 93 adult women who were sexually abused by their mothers.

The Mosaic Mind
Goulding, Regina A. & Schwartz, Richard. "The Mosaic Mind." In: Empowering the Tormented Selves of Child Abuse Survivors. W.W. Norton pp. 365. 1995. [Book] [303.gou]
Abstract:Uses the internal family systems theory to study child abuse survivors.

The Path to Wholeness
Tuttle, Carol. "The Path to Wholeness." In: A Personal Approach to Spiritual Healing and Empowerment for Individuals Recovering from Sexual and. Covenant pp. 233. 1993. [Book] [314.tut]
Abstract:Especially relevant to those who grew up in strict religious systems.

The Right to Innocence
Engel, Beverly. "The Right to Innocence." In: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Ivy Books pp. 252. 1989. [Book] [314.eng]
Abstract:Therapeutic 7-step self-help program for men & women, including how to choose a therapist & find a support group.

The Sexual Healing Journey
Maltz, Wendy. "The Sexual Healing Journey." In: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Harper Perennial pp. 347. 1991. [Book] [314.mal]
Abstract:Encouraging, hope-filled book can help survivors of all types of sexual abuse achieve the loving & safe sexual lives they so reichly deserve.

The Sexual Healing Journey - Revised Edition
Maltz, Wendy. "The Sexual Healing Journey - Revised Edition." In: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Quill pp. 346. 2001. [Book] [314.mal]
Abstract:Encouraging, hope-filled book can help survivors of all types of sexual abuse achieve the loving and safe sexual lives they so richly deserve.

Therapy for Adults Molested as Children
Briere, John. "Therapy for Adults Molested as Children." In: Beyond Survival. Springer Publishing Company pp. 256. 1996. [Book] [303.bri]
Abstract:Information on how to treat sexual abuse survivors more effectively. Offers an integrated theory of postabuse symptom development.

Toxic Parents
Forward, Susan & Buck, Craig. "Toxic Parents." In: OvercomingTheir Hurtful Legacy & Reclaiming Your Life. Bantam Books pp. 326. 1989. [Book] [314.for]
Abstract:Offers a penetrating model of how to heal the frozen grief of our dysfunctional past.

Transforming Trauma
Salter, Anna. "Transforming Trauma." In: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Sage pp. 349. 1995. [Book] [303.sal]
Abstract:Book uses clinical illustrations as well as an empathetic approach. Includes concepts like benign transformationa nd malignant competition.

Trauma and the Therapist
Pearlman, Laurie Anne & Saakvitne, Karen W.. "Trauma and the Therapist." In: Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psychotherapy with Incest Survivors. W.W. Norton & Company pp. 449. 1995. [Book] [303.pea]
Abstract:Explores the role and experience in the therapeutic relationship by examining countertransference and vicarious tramatization.

Treating Sexually Abused Women Inmates: A Group Treatment Manual
Ganz, Shelly. "Treating Sexually Abused Women Inmates: A Group Treatment Manual." Shelly Ganz pp. 79. 2002. [Document] [711.gan]
Abstract:Work by Prairie Center counselor that shows how to set up group counseling sessions and provides 10 session ideas.

Treating Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Briere, John. "Treating Victims of Child Sexual Abuse." Jossey-Bass Inc. pp. 106. 1991. [Book] [302.bri]
Abstract:Brings together clinicians and researchers to provide clinical and forensic information on child sexual abuse.

Triumph Over Darkness
Wood, Wendy Ann. "Triumph Over Darkness." In: Understanding and Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse. pp. 275. 1993. [Book] [303.woo]
Abstract:A collection of prose and therapeutic insights creating a commentary on incest, rape, abuse and the recovery process.

Variables in Structuring a Group For Adult Female Survivors of Incest
Edwards, Kathleen Burke. "Variables in Structuring a Group For Adult Female Survivors of Incest." K.B. Edwards pp. 55. 1989. [Document] [303.edw]
Abstract:Research paper done by Edwards while attending Sangamon State University.

Victims of Sexual Aggression
Stuart, PhD, Irving R. & Greer, PhD, Joanne G.. "Victims of Sexual Aggression." In: Treatment of Children, Women and Men. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company pp. 269. 1984. [Book] [306.stu]
Abstract:Covers a wide range of current therapies for dealing with trauma caused by sexual assault. Gives you a firm understanding of the psychological effects suffered by victims and what can be done to mitigate them.

Web of Meaning
Ryan, Gail. "Web of Meaning." In: A Developmental-Contextual Approach in Sexual Abuse Treatment. Safer Society Press pp. 172. 1999. [Book] [302.rya]
Abstract:Discusses the need to develop therapeutic interventions specifically tailored to the individual rather than the event.

What About Me
Cameron, Grant. "What About Me." In: A Guide for Men Helping Female Partners Deal with Childhood Sexual Abuse. Creative Bound, Inc. pp. 147. 1994. [Book] []
Abstract:Will help men understand the issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse and prepare them for the rocky journey through the healing process with a survivor.

Woman, Why Do You Weep?
Flaherty, Sandra M.. "Woman, Why Do You Weep?." In: Spirituality for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Paulist Press pp. 166. 1992. [Book] [315.fla]
Abstract:Practical suggestions for nurturing the inner life of the spirit.

Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Chew, Judy. "Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse." In: Healing Through Group Work -- Beyond Survival. The Haworth Press pp. 160. 1998. [Book] [303.che]
Abstract:Offers the practical "how to`s" of conducting a 13-session group, emphasizing the discovery of solutions, strengths, & internal/external resources.

Working with Adult Incest Survivors
Kirschner, Sam & Kirschner, Diana Adile. "Working with Adult Incest Survivors." In: The Healing Journey. Brunner/Mazel Publishers pp. 232. 1993. [Book] [303.kir]
Abstract:Focuses on the practice of Comprehensive Family Therapy.

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