Carol Boulware, MFT, Ph.D.

Los Angeles - Santa Monica & Redondo Beach, California

Survivors of Sexual Abuse & Incest Books
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For Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass, Laura Davis

If you feel you are not ready for the intensity and scope of other sexual recovery books here, read this first. It is a basic, easy to read, introduction to the recovery process

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Beverly Engel
A therapist who has worked with sexual abuse and who has suffered sexual abuse herself presents a well written and practical book for survivors. There are helpful visualizations and exercises. I also recommend this books as starting place.

Outgrowing the Pain - A Book About Adults Abused As Children
by Eliana Gil

Families in Recovery: Working Together to Heal the Damage of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Beverly Engel

Getting Through the Day: Strategies for Adults Hurt as Children
by Nancy Napier

Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing
by Wendy Maltz, Beverly Holman (Contributor)

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass, Louise Thornton

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
by Wendy Maltz and Carol Arian

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
by Mike Lew and Ellen Bass

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
by Mic Hunter
A psychologist examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting recovery. This study explains the ways in which boys are molested and the reasons why men remain silent about it later in life. A well researched and well written book.

For Partners of Sexually Abuse Survivors:

I usually recommend one or more of the following books for the partners of sexually abused suvivors. The books help understand the psychological and emotional behaviors of a survivor and answers the questions so often asked by partners. I also may suggest them for men and women who are themselves victims of sexual abuse.

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide for Partners of Incest Survivors
by Ken Graber.

Partners in Recovery: How Mates, Lovers & Other Prosurvivors Can Learn to Support & Cope With Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Beverly Engel

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a child, as Support Book
by Laura Davis

Professional Books:

EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused As Children
by Laurel Parnell

For therapist already fimiliar with EMDR, it covers primary treatment issues and symptomatology of abuse suviviors with specific alterations of the standard EMDR protocol. For therapists experienced with treating abuse survivors it introduces a safe and effective way to process trauma.

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Suvivors of Sexual Abuse
by Wendy Maltz, Carol Arian

Psychological Trauma and the Adult Suvivor: Theory, Therapy and Transformation
by Lisa McCann

Trauma and the Therapist: Contertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psychotherapy with Incest Survivors
by Laurie Anne Perlman

Journals, Newsletters:

Treating Abuse Today
A journal that gives information and guidance in the treatment of trauma

Treating Abuse Today Archives

The Healing Woman
A non-profit orginization for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse - Newsletter

Moving Forward Online
For therapists and survivors. Newsletter on-line.

I am still in the process of adding books to this list. Come back again soon.

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