Category Archives: Childhood Abuse

Treating Trauma and the Therapeutic Frame

A reader asks about the therapeutic value of in between session contact with clients with complex trauma. Continue reading

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How to Avoid an Abuser: Understanding Grooming

What about adult survivors of childhood abuse who have a pattern of difficult relationships in adulthood? How do they learn to break the cycle? Continue reading

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First Steps for a Man Who’s Ready to Talk About His Abuse

Ideas for male survivors of sexual abuse who want to seek help. Continue reading

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PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month, and the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs are raising awareness about the problem, along with providing tools, information and assistance for service members who may be dealing with PTSD. Continue reading

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Research: How Does Childhood Abuse Lead to Troubled Romantic Relationships?

Research indicates that self-criticism after childhood abuse plays a role in later intimate relationship difficulties. Continue reading

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