Brief and Extended Interventions in Sexual Abuse

Robert H. Rencken, CCMHC

Course Description

This essential resource provides a clear and basic framework for understanding sexual abuse in an integrated context. Rencken provides a “big picture” approach to the most critical issues, as well as effective intervention strategies useful for a wide range of counselors and other health practitioners.

This edition explores important aspects of pseudosexual abuse that have gained prominence in last 10 years – focusing primarily on brief interventions in response to changing needs of clients and the current structure of the health care system. It contains a comprehensive set of case studies that are particularly helpful for those who are not specialists in the field. Evaluation, prevention and treatment strategies for victims, survivors, offenders, and the families are prescribed with their legal ramifications.

About Authors

Robert H. Rencken, CCMHC has been a mental health counselor and clinical sexologist in private practice in Tuscon, Arizona for over 25 years. He is also a school psychologist with Sunnyside Unified School District.

Learning Objectives

1. State the biggest obstacle in research, education and treatment of sexual abuse.
2. State the clearest signs of sexual abuse in victims age 7 to puberty.
3. State the focus of generalization, maintenance and transfer.
4. Describe manipulative behavior of the offender.
5. State two reasons for addressing brief interventions with survivors.

Course Contents

Overview of the Problem
Intervention Strategies with Victims of Abuse
Intervention Strategies in the Treatment of Offenders
Intervention Strategies in the Treatment of Family and Adult Survivors

Customer Comments

“This book is an educational treasure with techniques and strategies that anyone working with problem of sexual abuse can benefit from.” – Joyce M. Breasure, LPCMH, ACA Past President

“Brief and Extended Interventions in Sexual Abuse not only unravels the complexity and dynamics of the issues surrounding both the victim and offender, but also provides myriad treatment that allow for meaningful client interventions.” – Douglas R. Gross, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University