Reclaiming Lives from Sexual Violence

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Understanding Shame through Innovative Narrative Therapy

This book takes an innovative approach to using narrative therapy in counselling people who have been subject to childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence.

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SKU: 9781032188898 - 88 Category: NDIS approved: Yes Ages: Adult Author: Tim Donovan, Dale Johns Publisher: Routledge Page count: 138 ISBN: 9781032188898 Publish date: 29th March, 2022

Product overview

Reclaiming Lives from Sexual Violence presents an illustrative case study of the authors, Tim the therapist in consultation with Dale the client, who was sexually abused as a child by a clergy member. The book is unique in documenting their therapeutic work using transcripts taken directly from their sessions together. This narrative approach invites the reader to consider different ways of engaging in therapy in order to challenge the dominant social discourses around masculinity and shame.

Looking at shame from a position of value awareness rather than a deficit perspective, this book extends counselling to consider the individual experience as political and one that must be shared outside the one-to-one therapy environment. This will be an essential resource for beginning or established therapists and practitioners working with clients who have been victims of sexual violence.