This updated and expanded edition provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of counselling survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). In a reasoned and thoughtful approach, common stereotypes of abusers and their victims are replaced with current knowledge on the incidence of CSA and its long-term impacts on adult survivors. Christiane Sanderson explores the therapeutic relationship from building trust and meeting the client's needs to establishing boundaries, addressing transference issues and avoiding secondary traumatic stress. She evaluates various treatment approaches and techniques, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of group therapy.
Stand-alone chapters provide in-depth coverage of: * CSA's impact on survivors' sense of self and their relationships with others * self-harming behaviour, including self-injury, substance abuse and eating disorders * how memory is constructed and reconstructed, including the controversial issues surrounding recovered memories * useful approaches to coping with fear and loss from working with other types of trauma * normal sexual development and typical sexual difficulties for survivors * working with shame and dissociation. Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse honestly addresses the complex issues in this important area of work. It provides practical strategies for those new to counselling in this field and valuable new insights for experienced counsellors.
In the third installment of the Hairy Tails series, the Mapleton Animal Shelter is under threat of closure. Needing some serious cash, they must set their sights on fundraising. Joined at the shelter by new volunteer Jessie, who has eyes for Harry, Hannah is plunged into a crazy world of jealously. She either has to fight for her beau or let Jessie win. And Hannah hates losing. Fighting for the future of the rescue animals, Hannah is challenged in ways she could never have planned for. Can they keep the shelter open? Or will she lose everything, including her first love? A moving tale that will have your ears pricked up and belly scratching until the end.
There are principles we must learn in the matter of tapping God's provision for our lives and ministry. This book explores these principles in a down to earth practical style. It is sauced with several life testimonies.
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Santa never looked so good! Jo Cassidy had always had a weakness for cowboysespecially strapping, sexy devils like Russ Gibson. In one short night, he'd done more than make her weakhe'd loved every inch of her and then walked out. That was it for Jo.
Slipping a ring on her finger, she decided to invent a husband. The next time a gorgeous cowpoke crossed her path, she'd be unavailable. But then Russ showed up on her doorstep Christmas Eve, needing her help. Throughout the snowy, magical night, Jo and Russ found themselves falling in love. But Jo's strategy for self-preservation had worked too well. Because no matter what she said, Russ still believed Jo was somebody else's wife . It Happened One Night A single sizzling night of love could lead anywhere!
In the fall of 1993, the quite suburb of Harting Farms is shocked when children begin to vanish, and one is found dead near December Park--a great, sweeping expanse that is sunken below the streets and surrounded on three sides by vast woodlands--a place children believe is haunted. Newspapers call the abductor the Piper because he has come to lead children away, while kids whisper darker names for him in the school halls. Angelo Mazzone and his friends discover a link to the dead girl and take up the search for the killer, vowing to stop the Piper's reign of terror. Their teenage pledge becomes a journey of self-discovery and an odyssey into the darkness of their own hometown.