Treating Sexually Abused Boys is a much–needed resource that offers clinical guidelines for addressing the unique needs of this population. Written by an expert in the field of childhood sexual abuse, the book contains a wealth of exercises and activities that can be effectively applied in individual and group therapy settings. The techniques and exercises outlined are specifically designed to help sexually abused boys overcome feelings of helplessness, fear, and vulnerability and regain a sense of personal power.
"Treating Sexually Abused Boys offers relevant and comprehensive guidance for all mental health professionals who work with children and adolescents. The ready–to–use therapeutic activities make it an invaluable resource for today′s busy clinician."
––Tim Bynum, program director, Sexual Abuse Treatment Services for YWCA of Kauai, Hawaii
"Camino has written a practical, easily understood guide for those who work with boys affected by sexual abuse. Both the experienced therapist and the newcomer will find it helpful."
––Mic Hunter, author of Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse and editor of The Sexually Abused Male, Volumes I & II
"If you have ever shrunk away from working with boy victims of sexual abuse–out of fear of the subject′s complexity or your own uncertainty–this book is a must read. It combines practicality with a refreshing directness in teasing apart some of the intricacies of power and vulnerability as those issues play out with this tragically underserved population."
––Eugene Porter, author of Treating the Young Male Victim of Sexual Assault
Part One: A Therapeutic Approach Based on Empowerment.
Chapter 1 Introduction This Book and Its Intended Audience Meeting a Potential Client Sexual Abuse of Boys Empowerment: The Foundation of Recovery Your Responsibilities as a Therapist Conclusion.
Chapter 2 Completing an Initial Assessment Phase 1: Interview with Referring Party Phase 2: Assessment Session Conclusion.
Chapter 3 Individual Therapy Determining When to Use Individual Therapy Increasing the Likelihood of Success in Individual Therapy Sample Session Format Addressing Problem Behaviors Conclusion.
Chapter 4 Group Therapy Determining When to Use Group Therapy Planning a Group Recruiting Group Members Setting Group Goals Leading a Group Session Preparing a Child to Leave Group Therapy Conclusion.
Chapter 5 Working with Parents and Significant Adults Developing a Therapeutic Alliance with the Parent How a Parent Can Help Working with Other Significant Adults Conclusion.
Chapter 6 Handling Challenges Individual Therapy Group Therapy Challenges Related to External Factors Administrative Challenges Conclusion.
Part Two: Structured Activities to Use in Therapy.
About the Activities Activity
1 Definitions Activity
2 TV Interview Activity
3 Completing a Self–Evaluation Activity
4 Creating Group Rules Activity
5 Establishing a Ritual for Starting or Ending Sessions Activity
6 Brainstorming Power Behaviors Activity
7 Coping Through Relaxation Activity
8 Affirmations Activity
9 Letting Go of Blame Activity
10 Taking Responsibility for Yourself Activity
11 Forgiving Yourself Activity
12 Feelings Wheel Activity
13 Feelings and Behavior Activity
14 Creating a Slang Chart Activity
15 Making a Floor Plan Activity
16 Sharing the Details Activity
17 Understanding Everything You Always Wanted to Know Activity
18 Discussing the Big "M" Word Activity
19 Sexuality Quiz Activity
20 Learning to Trust Activity
21 Taking a Trust Walk Activity
22 Deciding Who Will Know Activity
23 You and the People Around You Activity
24 Making and Keeping Friends Activity
25 Creating "Self" and "Offender" Drawings Activity
26 Differentiating Anger That Helps from Anger That Hurts Activity
27 Identifying Your Anger Zone Activity
28 Releasing and Resolving Anger Activity
29 Differentiating Assertive from Aggressive Activity
30 Recognizing What′s Always Okay and What′s Never Okay Activity
31 Fear Mural Activity
32 Conquering Nightmares Activity
33 Practicing the Problem–Solving Process Activity
34 What If Activity
35 Making Life Choices Activity
36 Clarifying the Connection Between Abuse and Arousal Activity
37 Identifying Your Red Flags Activity
38 Taking Preventive Action Activity
39 Changing Erroneous Thinking Activity
40 Understanding the Sexual Assault Cycle Activity
41 Brainstorming Consequences Activity
42 Establishing a Prevention Plan Activity
43 Taking Action to Avoid Offending Behavior Activity
44 Writing a Letter to the Offender Activity
45 Introducing the Grieving Process Activity
46 Identifying Your Sadness Triggers Activity
47 Meeting with an .
Appendix: Ten Therapeutic Interventions Resources.