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Keywords

Dissociation (Psychology); Dissociative disorders; Child sexual abuse;

Abstract

Child sexual abuse is widely regarded as a cause of mental problems in adult life. The damage inflicted by child sexual abuse.has an affect on the child's capacity to develop trust, intimacy and sexuality. Sexually abused children not only encounter assaults on their developing sense of sexual identity, but a blow to their interpretation of the world as a safe environment, and their developing sense of others as trustworthy. In addition, childhood sexual abuse is correlated with higher levels of dissociation. (Fleming, J. & Mullen, P. E., 1998). Of the victims that were abused by someone with whom he or she had a close relationship, the impact is likely to be all the more profound. The research on the relationship between child sexual abuse and dissociative disorder indicated that many female victims of childhood sexual abuse have symptoms of dissociative disorder.

Year of Submission

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda J. Nebbe

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Date Original

2007

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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