Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2010/2011
Canadian Excellence

Treatment of Child, Adolescent and Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
0.5 Credit

This course reviews some of the rapidly expanding knowledge on the identification, assessment and treatment of child, adolescent and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Factors contributing to the abuse of children and treatment of perpetrators will also be discussed. Individual, group and family interventions will be presented and students will be encouraged to identify and compare the assumptions underlying the different theoretical approaches. In order to demonstrate how clinical research informs practice, readings will draw on research reports as well as descriptions of treatment. Case examples will be presented and discussed.