The Merry-Go-Round Of Sexual Abuse / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$37.54
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.83
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 73%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $11.83   
  • New (5) from $37.44   
  • Used (6) from $11.83   

Overview

The Merry-Go-Round of Sexual Abuse is a valuable guide to identifying, treating, and breaking the cycle of sexual abuse. Based on 30 years of professional experience in treating offenders and survivors of sexual assault and sexual molestation, Dr. Prendergast provides step-by-step guidelines and specialized treatment techniques most effective in producing change in this group of clients. Each technique is illustrated with pertinent case studies. This is a much-needed guide for professionals who often lack specific training in the identification and treatment of both offenders and survivors of sexual abuse.

Prendergast identifies the survivors of sexual abuse, explores the “why sex” inquiry and discusses the characteristics of the abuser. Each topic is treated by first presenting a fact or principle which is then illustrated with a case study that exhibits the principle in practice. A broad range of topics essential to the treatment of offenders and survivors of sexual abuse are clearly explained in this book including:

  • 18 factors to consider when working with survivors of sexual abuse
  • behavioral effects of unresolved but consciously remembered sexual abuse and unidentified sexual trauma
  • specialized interviewing techniques for survivors of sexual abuse
  • specific treatment techniques for 4 different categories of sexual abuse—homosexual abuse (both seductive and assaultive), assaultive sexual abuse, incest, and long-term seductive sexual child abuse
  • “self-confrontation” as a new therapy approach for survivors
  • aftercare continuation and consistency
  • therapist qualifications and cautions

    This book is an in-depth exploration of the topic, usually only touched on in college courses and graduate programs. It features treatment techniques that are not taught in schools or universities. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors who are untrained in working with this specific group will benefit from these insightful discussions and specific case studies. The Merry-Go-Round of Sexual Abuse can easily be used as a complete training manual for practicing therapists as well as interns, trainees, and graduate students in the field of sexual abuse. In addition, police investigators, parents of either victims or abusers, significant others of survivors, survivors themselves, and the public in general will benefit from the understanding Prendergast offers on the problem of sexual abuse.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A guide for professionals to the identification and treatment of both perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse. Each treatment technique is illustrated with pertinent case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Contents
Distinguishing Characteristics of the Survivors of Sexual Abuse: The “Who” of Treatment

  • The Offender
  • The Survivor
  • Methods Survivors Use to Deal With Sexual Trauma, Conscious or Unconscious
  • “Imprinting” as a Result of Early Sexual Seduction/Molestation and Its Effects on Adult Behavior
  • Behavioral Effects of Sexual Trauma: Unresolved but Conscious Vs. Unidentified and Repressed
  • Pre-Treatment Considerations
  • Treatment Issues: Overview
  • Ten Initial Steps in Survivor Treatment
  • Specialized Treatment Techniques for Survivors: With a Focus on Unresolved Sexual Trauma and Unidentified Sexual Trauma
  • Specialized Therapy Techniques, I
  • Specialized Therapy Techniques, II
  • Self Confrontation and New Image Formation
  • Religion, Cults, and Satanism in Sexual Abuse
  • Final Thoughts and Issues
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index
  • Illustrations, Graphs, and Tables
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)