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Transforming Trauma: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 1st Edition
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Even therapists who have experience in this area would do well to read this book. It goes into some typical pitfalls in which well-meaning therapists-- unwittingly -- fail their clientele. A particularly good section deals with how to help the client move from victim to survivor and beyond -- to thriving person. It is powerful, direct, readable even from a non-clinical point of view.
Some political questions are raised about so-called "false memory" syndrome, statutes of limitations, prison/rehabilitation for perpetrators, and an excellent section regarding apologies from perps--and how they can go wrong.
I can't rate this highly enough. Please, read this book!
However, the first half of the book, that deals with the perpetrators, was disturbing mainly bc the quotes the various perpetrators. The quote where simply chilling.
I caution anyone reading this book, bc the quote alone could cause vicarious trauma in the reader.
Dr. Salter has many years experience treating victims of sexual abuse. She has also attempted to understand the thinking pattern of the predators.
One of the most enlightening thoughts included in this book would be that victims spend the rest of their lives trying to feel safe.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has experienced sexual abuse and to all of the people who counsel sexual abuse victims.
Dr. Salter references many sources for her book. I would estimate that she referenced at least 100 books. I appreciated that she learned from what others had written and chose to share those insights.
A must have, thorough, well-written, and riveting look at the perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Difficult read for survivors, because the author is very heavily focused on predators and her research/delivery shows this background very clearlyPublished 12 months ago by Samiah
I read them all. I had shelves full of Survivor literature. It was almost my occupation for over a decade. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by Jayelithe
This is the best book on the subject of how childhood sexual abuse affects its victims thinking and behaviours that I've ever read. I am a survivor of mother-daughter incest. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by NH Lady
Anna Salter is just the BEST at putting complex information into understandable language. A must read for anyone interested in becoming conversant in this subject matter.Published on June 16, 2009 by Cynthia Cheatham
"Transforming Trauma" is an excellent read for a couple of reasons. Not only does the book explore how predators (another phenomenal book by Anna C. Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by Margot C. Cybulska