Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma: Integrating the by James Cassese

By James Cassese

study robust recommendations for therapeutic the scars of early sexual abuse in homosexual men!

The first booklet of its style, homosexual males and adolescence Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self addresses the explicit healing wishes of homosexual males in restoration. All too usually, homosexual males conceal their formative years thoughts of being sexually victimized, due to worry, disgrace, and the stigma of stereotypes which equate homosexuality with baby abuse. a few homosexual males may possibly view those histories as “rites of passage” and brush aside different views as betrayals in their neighborhood or inadvertant help for the anti-gay schedule of the spiritual correct. yes therapists and so-called aid teams ridicule them as hysterics with fake thoughts. teams just like the North American Man-Boy Love organization or the Rene Guyon Society push aside the resource in their suffering as wishful pondering or a fit, consensual intergenerational romance. ultimately here's a booklet that addresses the original emotional and mental wishes of homosexual male survivors of sexual abuse.

Gay males and formative years Sexual Trauma deals new wish by way of setting apart the crime of pedophilia from the consensual intimacy of an grownup male same-sex dating. It presents particular tips for therapists operating with homosexual males both in person or crew remedy settings, and provides functional therapy feedback in addition to relocating insights into the painful conflicts homosexual males could have in accepting their very own sexuality and revealing their prestige as baby survivor of an grownup sexual predator.

Gay males and formative years Sexual Trauma discusses sensible how one can support the survivor heal, together with:

  • adopting eye circulate desensitization and reprocessing options to regard traumatized homosexual males
  • helping homosexual males to wreck the outdated arousal styles linked to their abusers
  • handling survivors’formidable problems with belief, addictions, melancholy, and occasional vanity
  • leading survivor teams of combined sexual orientation
  • discerning the particular which means of HIV to traumatized homosexual males
  • respecting cross-cultural variations in treating the homosexual male sexual trauma survivor
  • finding new instructions for study

    This strong quantity bargains adequate technical element to be precious for the therapist operating with homosexual males, but it really is written with sufficient readability and compassion for use as bibliotherapy for males simply popping out as homosexual, as survivor, or as either. homosexual males and adolescence Sexual Trauma is a necessary source for psychological wellbeing and fitness pros, in addition to for homosexual males who've themselves survived sexual abuse or who love somebody who did.

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Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self

Research robust strategies for therapeutic the scars of early sexual abuse in homosexual males! the 1st booklet of its type, homosexual males and youth Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self addresses the explicit healing wishes of homosexual males in restoration. All too usually, homosexual males cover their adolescence stories of being sexually victimized, as a result of worry, disgrace, and the stigma of stereotypes which equate homosexuality with baby abuse.

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