Treatment Strategies for Abused Adolescents
From Victim to Survivor
- Cheryl L. Karp - Private Practice, Tuscon, Arizona
- Traci L. Butler - Maxwell Middle School, Tucson, Arizona
- Sage C. Bergstrom - Desert Hills Center for Youth and Families, Tucson, Arizona
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January 1998 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Therapists can find helping adolescents who have suffered from early physical, sexual and/or emotional trauma to move through trauma resolution to emerge as healthy survivors a frustrating task, because of a scarcity of reference material available for this age group. This volume - together with the accompanying Activity Manual - has been written to fill this gap.
The volume provides a practical and accessible package of theory and hands-on activities, specifically designed for use by practitioners in either individual or group settings. The authors highlight their four-phase approach of recovery: building the therapeutic relationship; processing the abuse; repairing the sense of self; and becoming more `future oriented'. Case studies are included to demonstrate how some of the activities have been used in actual therapeutic situations.
Adolescent Social and Sexual Development
PHASE ONE: ESTABLISHING THERAPEUTIC RAPPORT
Who Am I
PHASE TWO: EXPLORATION OF TRAUMA
Developing Trust and Being Safe
Memories and Nightmares
PHASE THREE: REPAIRING THE SENSE OF SELF
Letting Go of Guilt and Shame
Working through the `Stuck' Feelings
PHASE FOUR: BECOMING FUTURE ORIENTATED
What Have I Learned?