Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Peter Buirski, Ph.D.
Laura Meyer, Ph.D.
Aubrey Austin, Ph.D.
Intersubjective, Feminist theory, Feminist psychology, Child sexual abuse, Adult survivors, Psychodynamic
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The goal of this paper is to offer clinical considerations for clinicians working with adult survivors of extrafamilial child sexual abuse (CSA) by 1) defining the stages of sexual abuse grooming of the child and their entire family system, 2) defining and integrating intersubjective and feminist approaches to treatment, and 3) providing methods for depathologizing CSA survivors’ experience of shame. These three objectives aim to increase awareness and knowledge of sexual abuse grooming, as well as offer an integrative theoretical framework for individual therapy with adult survivors of CSA.
Schrijver, Kristen, "Clinical Considerations for Treating Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A Proposal for Integrating Intersubjective Systems Theory and Feminist Perspectives" (2021). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 421.
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