Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors Affecting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Interventions Designed to Address the Problem: A Systematic Literature Review
by Rivera, Bryant, M.S.W., California State University, Los Angeles, 2018, 67; 10279834
Abstract (Summary)

Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse are increasing and there is a gap in the This study examines the literature on adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and the effects on their mental health. The findings show that adults survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a higher rate of depression, anxiety, suicide, and substance abuse when compared to non-abused adults. Gathering the most recent information, this study analyzes interventions that can improve the mental health of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Concurrently, this study discusses how cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most effective intervention when compared to group therapy. Results show that the trauma focused component of CBT as well as homework and exercises given show a decrease in maladaptive behavior after the intervention concludes. Findings have implications for future research, including combining both interventions to provide a holistic intervention.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lemmons, Brianna
Commitee: Hernandez, Maria Y., Wong-Kim, Evaon C.
School: California State University, Los Angeles
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Health sciences
Keywords: Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Cognitive behavior therapy, Group therapy, Mental health
Publication Number: 10279834
ISBN: 9781369847796
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