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Themanuscript is a case report on a newly married Christian wife and mother of 3children who sought help at a college counselling service for substancedependence and marital problems. Her past sexual trauma had manifested assevere traumatic reactions, which had contributed to a chronic emotionallydistressed life, sexual promiscuity, and substance dependence, and she wasunable to function appropriately in most spectrums of vitality. After the caseissues and counselling approaches were researched, family members attended 11Christ-centered or Spirituotherapy counselling sessions during which theisticand CBT interventions were used. The client gained insight into her past andcurrent issues; grew spiritually; decreased her substance use; gained bettercommunication skills, parenting, and coping methods; maintained a part-timejob; and learned relapse prevention and management strategies. It wasrecommended that she continue theistic counselling.


Sexual Trauma, Substance Abuse, Spirituotherapy, Theistic Interventions, Spiritual 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.

Autor: Jodi Bryant



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