Counselling a Woman Traumatized by Severe Abuse
Jodi Bryant
Life Change Resources, Saskatoon, Canada.
DOI: 10.4236/psych.2014.57083   PDF   HTML     3,754 Downloads   5,422 Views   Citations


The manuscript is a case report on a newly married Christian wife and mother of 3 children who sought help at a college counselling service for substance dependence and marital problems. Her past sexual trauma had manifested as severe traumatic reactions, which had contributed to a chronic emotionally distressed life, sexual promiscuity, and substance dependence, and she was unable to function appropriately in most spectrums of vitality. After the case issues and counselling approaches were researched, family members attended 11 Christ-centered or Spirituotherapy counselling sessions during which theistic and CBT interventions were used. The client gained insight into her past and current issues; grew spiritually; decreased her substance use; gained better communication skills, parenting, and coping methods; maintained a part-time job; and learned relapse prevention and management strategies. It was recommended that she continue theistic counselling.

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Bryant, J. (2014). Counselling a Woman Traumatized by Severe Abuse. Psychology, 5, 718-735. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.57083.

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