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Recollections of sexual abuse treatment principles and guidelines by Christine A. Courtois

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Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Adult child sexual abuse victims.,
  • Recovered memory.,
  • False memory syndrome.,
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- therapy.,
  • Child Abuse, Sexual -- therapy.,
  • Repression.,
  • Memory.,
  • Psychotherapy -- methods.,
  • Psychotherapy -- standards.

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Edition Notes

StatementChristine A. Courtois.
LC ClassificationsRC569.5.A28 C68 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL379930M
ISBN 100393702812
LC Control Number98042100

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Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines is important both for its content and for the intellectual processes it exemplifies, which are scholarship, dispassionate analysis, and good clinical judgment. The book is essential Author: Colin A. Ross. Accuracy of Adult Recollections of Childhood Victimization: Part 2. Childhood Sexual Abuse Cathy Spatz Widom and Suzanne Morris The University at Albany, State University of New York Questions have been raised about the accuracy of retrospective self-reported information about childhood sexual abuse. Recollections of Sexual Abuse: Treatment Principles and Guidelines nor suppresses reports or suspicions of abuse in a patient's background. This book does not provide an immutable "set in. This book has a two-fold purpose: (1) to provide the practicing clinician with information about the controversy surrounding delayed/repressed memory of sexual abuse and (2) to provide treatment principles and guidelines for working with these issues. Since the eruption of the recovered memory controversy in , the treatment of adults who report abuse as children (whether .

Recollections of Sexual Abuse is balanced and fair. This is a significant achievement given the highly controversial nature of the subject matter. It is best described as a three-way tie among a scientific treatise, a quasi-legal document (Dr. Courtois is not a lawyer, but she directly takes on therapist fears of being sued), and a guidance manual/5(2). This book is grounded in the debates of the s and s that surrounded recollections of childhood sexual abuse, particularly those that emerged in the context of psychotherapy. When growing numbers of therapists claimed that they were recovering deeply repressed memories of early sexual violations in their female clients, a wave of alarmed critics countered that . This is a timely book. Disputes about the veracity of memories of sexual abuse have caused great divisions within the psychotherapeutic professional community and have made many practitioners hesitant to treat individuals complaining of sexual abuse for fear of malpractice suits. Whenever therapists quarrel, patients : Judith H. Gold.   Recollections of Sexual Abuse by Christine A. Courtois, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(7).

Get this from a library! Recollections of sexual abuse: treatment principles and guidelines. [Christine A Courtois]. Writing Heals Wounds of Child Abuse, Part Two about my recollections of the sexual abuse I had experienced as a girl,” she wrote, “I used a metaphor similar to Henry Miller’s. I believed. Leading psychologists in the field address issues relevant to the reliability of children's testimony. Increasing concern over the investigation and adjudication of child sexual abuse cases has brought about questions: How good is the memory of Pages:   This book is grounded in the debates of the s and s that surrounded recollections of childhood sexual abuse, particularly those that emerged in Cited by: 8.