Treating Sexually Abused Children and Their Nonoffending Parents: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach

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SAGE Publications, Sep 5, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
Empirical evidence increasingly indicates that cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques can be used successfully to treat clients who have been sexually abused. An ideal guide for practitioners of any theoretical orientation, this practical manual has been designed specifically for therapists who want to use this approach to treat sexually abused children and their non-offending parents.

The authors illustrate theoretically sound treatment using sample therapist-client dialogue, examples and exercises. Issues explored include: gradual exposure; modelling; coping skills training; education regarding sexuality, sexual abuse and personal safety skills; and behaviour management skills. Deblinger and Heflin skilfully introduce h

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