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Good Practice in Counselling People Who Have Been Abused

Good Practice in Counselling People Who Have Been Abused

ISBN: 9781853024245

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Incorporating the voices of professionals counselling survivors of abuse, and those of the survivors themselves, this book provides the reader with a theoretical understanding of people who have endured abuse situations, as well as practical approaches to counselling them. Focusing on the emotional needs of survivors, the contributors discuss, from the viewpoint of their own experiences, effective and useful practice and the provision of appropriate and accessible services in this field.The effects of different types of abuse and abusive environments, and a variety of methods for dealing with their aftermath, are explored, with chapters dealing specifically with, among other topics:drug users who were sexually abused as childrenissues for practice in working with domestic abusetherapeutic responses to people with learning disabilities who have been abusedcounselling people who self injurepsychodynamic counselling and older people who have been abusedthe impact on professional workers.

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