Treating Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective

Treating Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective

by Terry S Trepper, Mary Jo Barrett

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Overview

This timely book provides for the therapist working with cases of intrafamily child sexual abuse both a theoretical background and practical information for the treatment of incest and gives new insight into the complex problems associated with incest. With the enactment of more stringent child abuse reporting laws nationwide and increased public education about the problem, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for incest-related psychotherapy. Treating Incest is an important source of information about the assessment and treatment of the family that will enable clinicians to provide appropriate crisis intervention for families and make informed judgments about referrals, if necessary. The book’s central theme is that effective treatment of incest requires a systemic approach because incestuous activity is the product of a problematic family, rather than the cause. The book is divided into two helpful sections: assessment issues and treatment issues and techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780866567398
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/1987
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction

  • CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF INTRAFAMILY SEXUAL ABUSE
  • Vulnerability to Incest: A Framework for Assessment
  • Structural and Functional Variables in Incest Family Systems: Implications for Assessment and Treatment
  • The Contribution and Integration of Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Incest Victims
  • Sexual Abuse: Beyond the Family Systems Approach
  • TREATMENT OF INTRAFAMILY SEXUAL ABUSE
  • A Systemic Model for the Treatment of Intrafamily Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Generic Roots of the Victim Experience
  • The Apology Session
  • Court Testimony in Cases of Intrafamily Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide for the Family Therapist
  • Sexual Abuse and the Family: A Critical Analysis

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