1st Edition

Casualties Of Childhood A Developmental Perspective On Sexual Abuse Using Projective Drawings

By Bobbie Kaufman, Agnes Wohl Copyright 1992
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    Against the backdrop of powerful case vignettes and their accompanying House, Tree, Person and Kinetic Family Drawings, the discussion focuses primarily on the essential link between childhood sexual abuse and specific developmental problems. Given that sexual abuse is commonly directed toward latency-age young people, it is imperative that this connection be given greater emphasis in the literature. The book represents an important step in that direction. In sum, the authors bring to life the full dimension of sexual victimization, its meaning and consequences for the individual, the family, and by extension, the society. For therapists of all persuasions, it is a much-needed resource.

    Chapter 1 Paradigms Of Trauma And Sexual Abuse; Chapter 2 General Principles In The Analysis Of Projective Drawings; Chapter 3 The Projections of Ego Functions of Sexually Abused Children; Chapter 4 Aberrations in the Superego of Sexually Molested Youngsters; Chapter 5 The Incestuous Family's Influence on the Development of object Relations during Latency; Chapter 6 Adult Survivors: the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse;


    Kaufman, Bobbie; Wohl, Agnes