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Am J Clin Hypn. 2011 Jan;53(3):193-205.

An integrated hypnotherapeutic model for the treatment of childhood sexual trauma: a case study.

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University of Johannesburg, South Africa, P O Box 524 Auckland Park, 2006, South Africa.


Sexual abuse appears to constitute a major risk factor for a variety of problems in adult life. The effects of abuse on adult living are not uniform therefore intervention strategies should be individualized to address unique symptom constellations. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an integrated Ericksonian and Ego state therapy approach, based on a strengths perspective for the treatment of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The theoretical foundation for this model is described, followed by a case study. The case study demonstrates how application of this model enabled the client to resolve the experience of sexual abuse, as well as to enhance her sense of general psychological well-being.

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