GUIDING RECOVERY FROM CHILD SEXUAL

GUIDING RECOVERY FROM CHILD SEXUAL

by Dave Simon
     
 

'The book is a serious attempt to explain to workers and to clients how a programme for abuse survivors actually works. Simon is an experienced person-centred counsellor, who uses all the well-tried methods which have been successful in work with abuse survivors.'

- Community Care

'I found this book very easy to read, it is relevant, understandable and useful.

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'The book is a serious attempt to explain to workers and to clients how a programme for abuse survivors actually works. Simon is an experienced person-centred counsellor, who uses all the well-tried methods which have been successful in work with abuse survivors.'

- Community Care

'I found this book very easy to read, it is relevant, understandable and useful. It puts into words the various feelings I had before, during and still do after group/individual counselling.'

- Yvonne, a survivor and group member

Based on his own practical experience of working with over a hundred individuals who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, Dave Simon has created a structured counselling programme that is specifically tailored for working with adult or adolescent survivors. The programme can be used in individual, group, couple and family work, and it provides a path of recovery for the survivors that is as safe and easy as possible for them to follow.

Written in plain, jargon-free language this book provides a comprehensive introduction to counselling for those who have suffered child sex abuse. The author first explains the basic elements of the programme - its structure, progression, reasoning, time-scale and philosophy - before discussing the unique issues and problems associated with childhood sexual abuse that are likely to arise over the course of the programme. The theoretical discussion is illustrated with case studies and practical examples throughout and the appendix provides further information and insights, including examples of poetry by adult survivors.

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Offers a structured counselling program specifically tailored for work with adult or adolescent survivors. It can be used in individual, group, couple, and family work. Also provides survivors themselves an introduction to counselling, explaining the elements of the program and the unique issues and problems associated with childhood sexual abuse that are likely to arise. No index. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853025716
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Simon has worked in counselling and psychotherapy for twenty-seven years in Health and Social Services settings. He founded the ASCSA charity to provide an accessible service to survivors. His practical experience of working with survivors of abuse prompted him to create this unique book.

Dave Simon has worked in counselling and psychotherapy for twenty-seven years in Health and Social Services settings. He founded the ASCSA charity to provide an accessible service to survivors. His practical experience of working with survivors of abuse prompted him to create this unique book

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