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Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy (Second Edition) (Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)) Second Edition Edition

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This second edition of her valuable book is a vital asset to every therapist who seeks in-depth comprehension of ways to empower the survivors of incest…contains excellent guidance…a thorough index, an amazing reference section, guide to further reading and exhaustive appendices for both incest survivors and their counselors. (Hypnosis Depot)

Courtois has succeeded in integrating the explosion of knowledge and expertise developed over the intervening years into a comprehensive and authoritative second edition…She is one of those gifted professionals who can combine the kind of meticulous academicity, clinical wisdom, warmth and compassion that is so evident in Healing the Incest Wound. (Dr. James Chu - APA Division 29 Newsletter)

Twenty years ago, Dr. Courtois was a pioneer. Now she is a wise authority, Healing the Incest Wound has been a classic since it was first published, and has helped to enlighten and train a generation of practitioners. The second edition, which integrates new findings from many disciplines, will remain a classic for the next generation. (Judith Herman, MD, author, Trauma and Recovery)

It was hard to imagine how Christine Courtois could improve on what was already an enduring classic, but this second edition of Healing the Incest Wound represents a quantum leap forward. Dr. Courtois, in her usual extremely thorough, scholarly, and clinically astute fashion, has created a new classic. Every therapist should read this book, no matter what the focus of their practice...it creates the foundation for competence, and does so brilliantly and accessibly. Bravo, Chris! (Laura S. Brown, PhD, ABPP, President, APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and Director, Fremont Community Therapy Project)

About the Author

Christine A. Courtois, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. She is President-elect of APA Division 56, Trauma Psychology, and Associate Editor of Psychological Trauma: Research, Theory, Practice & Policy. Dr. Courtois conducts workshops nationally and internationally on the treatment of incest and other forms of sexual assault, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her work.
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Product Details

  • Series: Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)
  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Second Edition edition (April 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393705471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393705478
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I use this as a primary text in my Graduate level "Counseling victims of sexual trauma" class. It is not an easy read, especially for those who have gone through these issues. It is also a scholarly text, well researched and well written. If you are a survivor of incest, there are easier and possibly more appropriate books to read. If you are looking to understand the nature of the trauma and symptoms as well as some treatment methodologies, then this is the place to start. Dr. Courtois is a leader in the field, and this text reinforces that.
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I have found this book to be an excellent resource. Clients have also found it useful to know they are not alone in the after-effects of incestuous relationships
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This is the book at the moment that puts all the recent research in a bound format, starts to unravel the tangled web incest leaves in its wake, and puts evidence based research and practical tools into the hands of those who want to be part of the process of moving forward. I have had patients who are academically oriented find a great deal of solace in its pages, and as a mental health care professional, I often find myself re-reading portions depending on what I am experiencing in various clinical settings.

The most important part of working with incest survivors, in my experience, is understanding trauma bonding. Many people pull away from a formal therapeutic relationship because their therapists lack the skills to have productive conversations, not understanding the way bonding occurs in these intense and abusive relationships. So many people are left feeling MORE isolated then before they disclosed, or before they came for professional help. So many people have a history of incestuous abuse begging to be recognized, and we talk to them about their 'personality disorder,' or their eating disorder, or their depression, or their WHATEVER, until they are just as confused as we are, and doubly victimized by a system that has - for all practical purposes - failed them.

We have to do better. We have to let them find their voice, which starts by hearing what they are saying. To do that, we have to know what to listen for. For your patients' sakes as well as your own, read this book to build on your education on the impact of interpersonal trauma and intimately abusive relationships. It will make you a better clinician.
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By Elise on October 26, 2012
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This book was the most wonderful I had ever read on understanding the dynamics of incest, it's incredible impact on it's victims, and the importance of validation.
I found myself in many of the pages as the answers in this book connected all the dots to this horrific crime against it's victims. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has suffered through incest!
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I found this book very helpful as part of my healing processes. It states facts and addresses my brain with the psychology of the horrifying act of incest. This was exactly what I needed to try to understand the people in my life.
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