Straying Towards Truth: A Therapist'S Personal Story And Professional Guide To Healing After Sexual Abuse
Publish Date: 2009-06-02
Author: MSW, LISW-CP, Karen E. Fennell
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Clinical psychotherapist Karen Fennells Straying Towards Truth is a powerful tool for individuals, families, and therapists faced with the challenge of healing after a childhood sexual abuse history is revealed. Reading as much like a novel as a therapeutic guide, the author, whose son was a victim of sexual abuse, offers the alternating viewpoints of Sam, a young man who reveals his abuse; his mother, who must deal with her own shock and anguish; and a therapist. The therapist, whose insight is woven throughout, cites a multitude of cases to explain the whys and hows of sexual abuse recovery, adding a valuable educational perspective and healing guide for the reader. We witness a victim emerge from darkness, a family find strength to cope with grief and anger, and a therapist guide all through a morass of emotions. For anyone impacted by sexual abuse, the varied perspectives are a source of insight, awareness, and understanding. This is the book that begins the healing.