Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Becoming whole: A narrative of sexual abuse from a personal and professional perspective
by Gonzalez, Noemi, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 93; 1499254
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project is to examine this writer's experience with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the steps that this writer took in her recovery. Literature review is presented which discusses physical and mental health effects of CSA, sexuality, and treatment recovery models. Literature on narratives is also discussed as well as the importance of narratives. This narrative explores the feelings that this writer experienced and the methods of recovery that she participated in such as individual therapy and incest survivor groups which assisted with her empathy towards clients that she encounters in the social work profession. Developing a narrative thesis and social work implications will be explored by this writer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jennings, Lisa
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1499254
ISBN: 978-1-124-85740-4
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