Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse
"I believe that unless therapy is both incarnational and redemptive, in process and in purpose, we who call ourselves counselors will fail to bring to our clients true life as embodied in the person of Christ." -Dr. Diane Langberg If...
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"I believe that unless therapy is both incarnational and redemptive, in process and in purpose, we who call ourselves counselors will fail to bring to our clients true life as embodied in the person of Christ." -Dr. Diane Langberg
If you have been called to walk alongside a survivor of sexual abuse, this book will help you understand: the nature of human suffering the power of God to redeem the grace of God to use us in the healing process This book will equip you to: help survivors feel safe help survivors face the truth help survivors reclaim their bodies help survivors recreate their lives keep yourself fit for the battle of joining in the suffering of others It includes special chapters about: dissociative disorder false memory syndrome male survivors the impact of trauma on the therapist how the church can help survivors.
This powerful book deals with the issue of how Christians, especially those called to counsel, can help survivors of sexual abuse find healing and hope. From 20 years of experience, the author demonstrates how counselors can walk alongside people deeply wounded by sexual abuse as they face the truth about who they are, who their abuser was, and who God is as the Savior and Redeemer of all life. Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse issues a strong call to the church at large to walk with survivors through the long dark nights of their healing.
Diane Langberg, Ph.D., has been a licensed psychologist in private practice for twenty-five years; for nearly all of those years she has worked with survivors of sexual abuse. She is a speaker at local and national conferences for clergy, women, couples, students, and professional counselors. Dr. Langberg writes the counselor column in Today's Christian Woman magazine and has also written for Partnership magazine, Urban Mission Journal, and Christian Counseling Today. Her books include Counsel for Pastors' Wives (Zondervan, 1988), On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Tyndale, 1999) and Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Xulon, 2003).-Editorial Review. .