Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Child sexual abuse;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Jeffrey S. Ashby
1 PDF file (33 leaves)
©1996 Laurie J. Belz
Belz, Laurie J., "A critical overview of intrafamilial sexual abuse: Recognition of symptomology and the efficacy of group treatment" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 2077.