Christine Courtois, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Washington, D.C., and clinical consultant at the Abuse and Dissociative Disorders Recovery Unit of Dominion Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia.
Theory, sequencing, and strategy in treating adult survivors
Version of Record online: 10 MAR 2007
Copyright © 1991 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
New Directions for Mental Health Services
Volume 1991, Issue 51, pages 47–60, Autumn (Fall) 1991
How to Cite
Courtois, C. A. (1991), Theory, sequencing, and strategy in treating adult survivors. New Directions for Mental Health Services, 1991: 47–60. doi: 10.1002/yd.23319915106
- Issue online: 10 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 10 MAR 2007
Effective therapy for adults molested as children should address post-traumatic stress, self-development, social factors, and loss. The therapist must individualize treatment for each sexual abuse survivor and pay close attention to the sequence and timing of therapeutic interventions.