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Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse
     

Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse

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by Steven Levenkron, Abby Levenkron (With)
 

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From the psychotherapist who offered groundbreaking work on self-mutilation (Cutting) and anorexia (Anatomy of Anorexia) comes a vivid examination of the psychology of sexual abuse.

Through powerful case studies and incisive analysis, Stolen Tomorrows illuminates the variety and consequences of women's childhood sexual abuse. Enlivened by the accessible writing

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From the psychotherapist who offered groundbreaking work on self-mutilation (Cutting) and anorexia (Anatomy of Anorexia) comes a vivid examination of the psychology of sexual abuse.

Through powerful case studies and incisive analysis, Stolen Tomorrows illuminates the variety and consequences of women's childhood sexual abuse. Enlivened by the accessible writing and professional expertise of Stephen Levenkron and his wife, Abby, Stolen Tomorrows encourages the 20 percent of women who have been abused to think about, talk about, and seek help for what has been their secret shame. In addition to giving therapists and other helpers an empathic insight, Stolen Tomorrows will enable the survivor to recognize herself in both her personal history and current struggle to overcome the legacy of abuse.

About the Author:
Steven Levenkron is a psychotherapist and the author of seven previous books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393060867
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/26/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Levenkron is a psychotherapist and the author of seven previous books, including Cutting and The Anatomy of Anorexia. He lives and practices in New York City.

Abby Levenkron is a psychotherapist.

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Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and Treating Women's Childhood Sexual Abuse 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
arts-letters More than 1 year ago
Authors Steven Levenkron and Abby Levenkron base their facts in Stolen Tomorrows: Understanding and treating women's childhood sexual abuse, on their experience with victims in their respective psycoltherapy practices. The book explains to the reader in lay terms the psychological, mental, physical and emotional pain lived through by victims. The authors use case studies to illuminate different types of behaviors displayed by victims, and the scientific basis for the behaviors. The stories are told in a manner which can be clearly understood by the reader; it doesn't read like a textbook. The empathy the authors display throughout the book is encouraging to victims and useful for professionals. Without empathy and validation, recovery is virtually impossible. However, the authors explain, with therapy,caring, and at times medication, many victims do recover and go on to live full and productive lives. They are taught to put the past in a place where they don't forget, but can live without the past impairing their chances for a future. The book ends with notes for additional information and web sites which can be useful to the reader. I would recommend highly this book to victims, therapists, and the general reader who may know someone who is a victim of childhood sexual abuse. In a world full of turmoil, the public is fortunate to know there are doctors who do care and work very hard to help their patients to recover from trauma. This book goes a long way toward erasing the stigma felt by victims, and puts it in the place it where it belongs, with the perpetrator.
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