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Treating Sexually Abused Boys. A Practical Guide for Therapists & Counselors

  • ID: 2212280
  • Book
  • February 2000
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A Practical, Hands–On Resource

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

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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.


The Author.

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Lisa Camino
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