Adults Abused as Children: Experiences of Counselling and Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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Overview

'This book is an extensive overview of practice-based research on therapy for adults who were abused as children, physically, sexually or emotionally.... Peter Dale looks in detail at the lessons to be learnt from people's experiences of therapy... a relief to find such a comprehensive well-researched book on the subject from a psychotherapeutic perspective.... Its wider relevance is that we (society, therapists and service-planners in particular) must learn from people who have been abused as children, so that appropriate and supportive services can be set up' - Transformations, The PCSR Journal

'I believe this book - based on Peter Dale's research into the experience of 53 clients - is of profound importance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761959991
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Series: Clinical and Counseling Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Dale has 25 years of professional experience in the field of child abuse. He is the author of two previous books, Dangerous Families and Counselling Adults Who Were Abused as Children, as well as many published papers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: THEORY AND RESEARCH BACKGROUND
Childhood Abuse
Context, Consequences and Treatment Approaches
What Does Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Teach Us?
PART TWO: EXPERIENCES OF THERAPY
Methodology
Outcomes and Benefits of Therapy
Becoming a Client
When Things Go Wrong
Talking about Abuse
Reviewing Relationships
PART THREE: THE MEMORY CONTROVERSY
Childhood Abuse Memories
Theory and Research
Experiences of Memories of Child Abuse
Practice Implications

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