Childhood sexual abuse narratives in clinically and non-clinically distress adult survivors

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Leahy, Trisha, Pretty, Grace and Tenenbaum, Gershon. 2003. "Childhood sexual abuse narratives in clinically and non-clinically distress adult survivors." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 34 (6), pp. 657-665. https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.34.6.657
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Childhood sexual abuse narratives in clinically and non-clinically distress adult survivors

ERA Journal ID6568
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsLeahy, Trisha (Author), Pretty, Grace (Author) and Tenenbaum, Gershon (Author)
Journal TitleProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Journal Citation34 (6), pp. 657-665
Number of Pages8
Year2003
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN0735-7028
1939-1323
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1037/0735-7028.34.6.657
Abstract

Understanding the complex dynamics involved in previous sexual abuse trauma is of central importance to clinicians working with adult survivors of childhood previous sexual abuse.In this study 20 volunteer participants formed 2 gender-balanced groups differentiated by clinical (vs. nonclinical) levels of distress. A negative case analysis revealed group differences in participants' perceptions of the impact of the abuse, meaning attributions for the abuse and social support experiences. Resolving traumatic attachment to the perpetrator may be the core therapeutic task complicating the process of reclaiming trust, expressing grief and anger, and developing empowered meaning attributions. Successful negotiation of the complex pathways to recovery requires a therapeutic environment free from countertransferential errors.

Keywordssexual victimization; child abuse, sexual abuse, narratives
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
520502. Gender psychology
520399. Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsChinese University of Hong Kong, China
Department of Psychology
Florida State University, United States
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