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Cognitive-Behavioral Group Treatment with Mothers of Sexual Abuse Victims

Jacqueline Corcoran

in Clinical Applications of Evidence-Based Family Interventions

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195149524
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865154 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149524.003.0005
 Cognitive-Behavioral Group Treatment with Mothers of Sexual Abuse Victims

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This chapter describes and illustrates through case example the use of cognitive-behavior group treatment with non-offending parents (typically mothers) whose preschool children have been sexually abused. The empirical evidence for cognitive-behavioral treatment with sexual abuse victims and their families is presented, followed by a rationale for the use of a group modality with this population. Techniques are targeted toward decreasing maternal stress and improving coping; building maternal support; and providing information on sexual abuse dynamics and how to handle symptoms in children.

Keywords: cognitive-behavioral therapy; sexual abuse; non-offending parent; group treatment; maternal support

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