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Keywords

Child sexual abuse;

Abstract

This paper provides the reader with knowledge of symptomology and a profile of the effects of intrafamilial sexual abuse on survivors of this devastating experience. This work provides a brief overview of group therapy as an effective remedial treatment for this population. This type of abuse, considered taboo in American society, is often kept secret. However, it is a highly prevalent social problem, affecting at least one third of the population (McFarlane, Waterman, Conerly, Damon, Durfee, & Long, 1986). Considering the prevalence and secrecy of this phenomenon, it is extremely important that mental health professionals are able to identify possible indicators of this abuse and to bring it to the surface in a caring, gentle, and therapeutic manner.

Year of Submission

1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

Jeffrey S. Ashby

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Date Original

1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (33 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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