This book provides the long history of male sexual abuse based on the author's extensive clinical experience of working with children and adult victims of sexual crime. It presents several sexual abuse studies, focusing on the challenging art of psychotherapeutic treatment.
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Foreword -- Introduction -- The invisible men: a brief history of male survival -- Toxic masculinity: the impact of sexual aggression upon the male psyche -- Numbers: working with sexual compulsion -- There is no such thing as a survivor: forensic psychotherapy and the abused/abuser split -- On not knowing the colour of a patient’s eyes: working with profound depression -- Dying to be a woman: grievances and attacks on gender -- Starving for two: working with embodied trauma -- Physician heal thyself: the impact of trauma upon the clinician -- The disunited states: working with dissociation -- A crowded marriage: working with couples -- Becoming visible: on seeing and being seen
"In this brilliant, carefully researched and highly original book, Corbett has indeed made the invisible visible, and brought out of the shadows those survivors of, at times, unimaginable trauma. All clinicians working with the impact of early abuse, and its ripples across the lifespan, will find this book both a source of wisdom and hope. I found it immensely moving."
- Anna Motz, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
"In this excellent book, as Alan Corbett embarks on his description of his experiences and understandings of the men he meets for therapy, the reader becomes an integral part of the invisible becoming visible. (...) I cannot praise it highly enough and would urge all practitioners to read it, as it is not only relevant to those working with survivors of male sexual abuse, its utility extends to therapeutic work with men in general."
- Dr K T Pemberton