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Title:
With the phoenix rising : lessons from ten resilient women who overcame the trauma of childhood sexual abuse
Author:
Grossman, Frances Kaplan, 1939-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780787947842
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse have been widely chronicled, validating the difficulty with which many survivors struggle. Often overlooked are the millions of women who have overcome early trauma to lead successful, happy lives. Why do these women-whom we might otherwise have expected to fail-have such tremAndous strength and resilience? This question is at the heart of With the Phoenix Rising as it paints a moving and optimistic portrait of ten women who have overcome the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and shows how their resilient success can be encouraged in others who have suffered similar traumas.


Author Notes

FRANCES K. GROSSMAN, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston University.Alexandra B. Cook, Ph.D., is the director of children's services at the Trauma Center, Arbour Health Systems. Selin S. Kepkep, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice. Karestan C. Koenen, Ph.D., is a psychology fellow at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Hospital.Cook, Kepkep, and Koenen studied under Frances Grossman at Boston University's doctoral program in clinical psychology.

ALEXANDRA B. COOK, Ph.D., is the director of children's services at The Trauma Center, Arbour Health Systems.

SELIN S. KEPKEP, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice.

KARESTAN C. KOENEN, Ph.D., is a psychology fellow at the Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Hospital. Cook, Kepkep, and Koenen studied under Frances Grossman at Boston University's doctoral program in clinical psychology.


Table of Contents

Preface
Part 1 Setting the Stage
1 Resiliency
2 The Women's Stories
Part 2 Safe Havens, Important Relationships
3 School and Work
4 Intimate Relationships
5 Relationships with Children
6 Relationships Outside the Family
Part 3 Processes and Strategies for Developing Resiliency
7 The Role of Psychotherapy
8 The Management of Feelings
9 The Importance of Self-Care
10 Making Sense of the Abuse
Part 4 A Lifelong Process
11 Revisiting the Participants
Appendix: Research Methodology
References
About the Authors
Index