ABSTRACT

This comprehensive treatment program for adult incest survivors provides a step-by-step structure designed to deal with the emotional, cognitive, and psychosomatic problems, as well as the interpersonal difficulties survivors face both in their families of creation and families of origin. We view this program as an optimal model for treatment. Obviously, not every case proceeds through every step of the program. But having the comprehensive model for treatment in mind allows the clinician to have a map for growth that both maximizes the potential for gain and also guards against the creation of a ceiling barrier to the survivor’s healing and personal development.