College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Training Professional Psychologists to Treat Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1997

Keywords

Child Abuse, Psychotherapy Training, Sexual Abuse, Survivors, Treatment

Publication Title

Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training

ISSN

0033-3204

Volume

34

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

Although psychological services for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse are greatly needed, and professional interest is strong, formal training in this area has been limited. This article outlines a model, synthesized from the writings of experts on abuse trauma, that integrates the diverse knowledge and skills required to provide effective psychological services to survivors. A doctoral practicum placement and internship rotation designed to provide intensive preparation for clinical work with survivors is described to illustrate how the model can be applied to organize and structure training in this area.

DOI

10.1037/h0087761

Peer Reviewed

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