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By James Cassese

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

The first ebook of its type, homosexual males and adolescence Sexual Trauma: Integrating the Shattered Self addresses the categorical healing wishes of homosexual males in restoration. All too usually, homosexual males disguise 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 well view those histories as “rites of passage” and push 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 help teams ridicule them as hysterics with fake thoughts. teams just like the North American Man-Boy Love organization or the Rene Guyon Society brush off the resource in their suffering as wishful considering or a fit, consensual intergenerational romance. ultimately here's a ebook that addresses the original emotional and mental wishes of homosexual male survivors of sexual abuse.

Gay males and adolescence Sexual Trauma bargains new wish via isolating the crime of pedophilia from the consensual intimacy of an grownup male same-sex courting. It presents particular information for therapists operating with homosexual males both in person or staff treatment settings, and provides useful 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 early life Sexual Trauma discusses sensible how one can support the survivor heal, together with:

  • adopting eye move desensitization and reprocessing thoughts 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  • helping homosexual males to wreck the outdated arousal styles linked to their abusers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 vainness
  • leading survivor teams of combined sexual orientation
  • discerning the precise that 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 robust quantity deals enough technical element to be helpful 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 early life Sexual Trauma is an important source for psychological health and wellbeing pros, in addition to for homosexual males who've themselves survived sexual abuse or who love somebody who did.

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