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Secret Survivors
     

Secret Survivors

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by E. Sue Blume
 

"A resource of excellent caliber...Highly recommended for those who suspect that they are unconscious survivors of abuse and especially for therapists to dig into the darkest shadow part of human existence."
ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS, M.D.
SECRET SURVIVORS is the first book to expand the definition of incest to include any adult abuser and to focus on

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"A resource of excellent caliber...Highly recommended for those who suspect that they are unconscious survivors of abuse and especially for therapists to dig into the darkest shadow part of human existence."
ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS, M.D.
SECRET SURVIVORS is the first book to expand the definition of incest to include any adult abuser and to focus on what incest does to survivors. E. Sue Blume shows how incest is often at the root of such problems as depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders. Using this information and the author's guidance, survivors can identify themselves, develop alternative, nondestructive survival techniques and begin again on a new path toward a rich and empowered life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Addressed to victims of incest--here defined to include sexual abuse by friends or caregivers--this is a realistic and sensitive study. New York psychotherapist Blume speaks to victims who have blocked childhood memories of abuse, and sets out to help them cope with ``Post-Incest Syndrome,'' which encompasses depression, guilt, substance addiction and sexual dysfunction. Survivors will also benefit from the author's perceptive advice on rebuilding self-esteem as a preparation for resuming friendships and sexual relations. (Feb.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
A therapist who works with incest victims, Blume offers help, advice, and support while exploring in depth the devastation wrought by this crime. She expands the definition of incest to include sexual abuse perpetrated by any caregiver (including teachers, relatives, or neighbors). Her book is written for those who know that they have been abused as well as those who have blocked such abuse from their memories. The ``Incest Survivor Aftereffects Checklist'' describes the many ways incest affects its victims. Using the concepts delineated in the checklist Blume explores how victims protect themselves against awareness that cannot be faced through aftereffects such as dreams, addictions, and interpersonal issues. She then offers numerous specific suggestions for recovery, including descriptions and evaluations of therapeutic interventions in the final chapter.-- Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Booknews
An insightful and thorough discussion for victims and those who work with incest survivors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345369796
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Secret Survivors 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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My therapist gave me this book when I first began seeing him and I have read it four times. It is informative, comprehensive and helped me to realize that everything I'm experiencing is normal for an incest victim and that I'm not going crazy. I've read other books on the subject but I keep coming back to this one because Ms. Blume really understands what I'm going through. The Sexual Abuse After Effects Checklist was especially helpful in determining the damage that had been caused by the abuse.