The project is the basis for a chapter in a larger book about sexual abuse in a religious community .The book is geared to a professional AND NON professional readership consisting of victims of childhood sexual abuse and their families friends,clergy,and therapists. My specific interests are the psychological/psychiatric sequeli of childhood sexual abuse.Included I would like discussions of PTSD and dissociation (include Judith Herman’s concept of “complex PTSD”), depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse,and sexual/relationship/personality disorders.
The style should be one that therapists could benefit from but that lay people can understand and relate to.
Obviously the references should be current when appropriate.