Helping Male Survivors of Sexual Violation to Recover – extract

Helping

Helping Male Survivors of Sexual Violation to Recover by Sarah Van Gogh outlines an integrative approach to effective therapeutic treatment of male sexual abuse.

In a culture where to be male is often to be expected to embody strength, power and being in control, male victims of sexual abuse can be particularly challenging to help. This book outlines seven composite detailed case studies representing men from a wide range of backgrounds and demographics. It lays out how the author’s pioneering model of an integrative approach which includes psychodynamic, humanistic, relational, cognitive/behavioural, body-based and arts-based approaches can offer an effective model for working with this client group.

This key text provides a valuable resource for all those working with male survivors of sexual abuse.

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“Sarah Van Gogh has written this text with great intelligence, with tremendous sensitivity, and with distinct literary flair. Readers will be extremely moved by her unique compassion for male survivors of abuse and trauma, and clinical practitioners will learn a great deal from her many years of experience. In view of the high rate of suicide among those who have suffered early abuse, this book has the potential to save lives.” – Professor Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London, and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health, Centre for Child Mental Health, London

Sarah Van Gogh has worked extensively with male survivors, both in private practice and as a counsellor for the London-based charity Survivors UK. She lives in London.

 


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