Addressed to victims of incest--here defined to include sexual abuse by friends or caregivers--this is a realistic and sensitive study. New York psychotherapist Blume speaks to victims who have blocked childhood memories of abuse, and sets out to help them cope with "Post-Incest Syndrome," which encompasses depression, guilt, substance addiction and sexual dysfunction. Survivors will also benefit from the author's perceptive advice on rebuilding self-esteem as a preparation for resuming friendships and sexual relations.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A therapist who works with incest victims, Blume offers help, advice, and support while exploring in depth the devastation wrought by this crime. She expands the definition of incest to include sexual abuse perpetrated by any caregiver (including teachers, relatives, or neighbors). Her book is written for those who know that they have been abused as well as those who have blocked such abuse from their memories. The "Incest Survivor Aftereffects Checklist" describes the many ways incest affects its victims. Using the concepts delineated in the checklist Blume explores how victims protect themselves against awareness that cannot be faced through aftereffects such as dreams, addictions, and interpersonal issues. She then offers numerous specific suggestions for recovery, including descriptions and evaluations of therapeutic interventions in the final chapter.
- Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book for anyone who has molestation or rape in their past. Now I know why I am like I am and that I am just normal based on what happened to me when I was young. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gisele DeAngelis
Well written for incest survivors in counseling for aftereffects perspective and healing; the book helps identify feelings and validates self.Published 15 months ago by ladygordon
When I found Secret Survivors I have just uncovered the abuse that lay in my unconscious for 35 years and it made me suicidal, the way I was when I was a teen. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I need to read all about survivors because I am one. This book has helped me to deal with the abuse I suffered when I was a child.Published 17 months ago by Sita Milchev
I bought this book based on all the reviews. I did like the book, but found it to be way to clinical for me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Melissa
This book was just like reading a biography of my life - my brain, my fears, my behaviors, reasons I've felt unworthy and inadequate my whole life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by A Colorado bookworm