Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Risky Sexual Behaviors: A Competency Model for Treatment of Adolescent Females
sexual abuse, psychological and behavioral issues, therapy, family, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therap
Sexual abuse is an antecedent to many psychological and behavioral issues that accompany client families when they present for therapy. This article reviews relevant literature regarding sexual abuse in childhood/adolescence as it relates to resultant risky sexual behaviors and their combined impact on individual and family functioning. Treatment guidelines using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy are presented in the context of three key elements of clinical competence: knowledge, awareness, and skills.
Original Publication Citation
*Hughes, A., Bean, R. A., & Harper, J. M. (2015). Sexual abuse and subsequent risky sexual behaviors: A competency model for treatment of adolescent females. American Journal of Family Therapy, 43, 326-338.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hughes, Anthony A.; Bean, Roy A.; and Harper, James M., "Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Risky Sexual Behaviors: A Competency Model for Treatment of Adolescent Females" (2015). Faculty Publications. 5037.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
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