Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Journey for Women

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Healing from the Trauma
of Childhood
Sexual Abuse
The Journey for Women

KAREN A. DUNCAN

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: The Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse 8
  • 2: Remembering the Trauma 31
  • 3: A Family Legacy 51
  • 4: Chronic Shock Symptoms and Dissociation 65
  • 5: The Stages of Treatment and Healing 80
  • 6: Prolonged Problems from Childhood Sexual Abuse 95
  • 7: Ending the Pretense 130
  • 8: Moral, Legal, and Family Issues Related to Exposing a Perpetrator 146
  • 9: The Therapeutic Relationship 164
  • 10: The Voices of Women 182
  • Appendix A - Trauma and Memory 191
  • Appendix B - Distorted Thought Patterns 195
  • Appendix C - Characteristics of a Healthy Family 198
  • Appendix D - Symptoms of Chronic Shock 200
  • Appendix E - Managing Anxiety 202
  • Appendix F - Dissolving the Rage and Anger 205
  • Appendix G - Boundaries 207
  • Appendix H - Suggestions for Family Members 210
  • Appendix I - Forgiveness 215
  • Appendix J - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Ptsd) 217
  • Notes 221
  • Suggested Resources 233
  • Selected Bibliography 237
  • Index 241
  • About the Author 245
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