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Remembering Sexual Abuse among the Elderly
Case study of an elderly woman recounting her experience of being sexually molested as a girl.
# 139350 | 2,250 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Aging (Gerontology) , Child, Youth Issues (Child Abuse)

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This paper gives a narrative account of a ninety year old woman confiding her experience of sexual abuse by her stepfather. According to the paper, this is being described to a mental health professional. The professional also describes her own reaction to the sudden revelation of the client and she critiques how she responded.

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"At first glance, Mrs. T's confiding of her experience of sexual abuse by her stepfather seems incredible. The confidence is deeply shocking because the victim of childhood abuse is 90 years of age and because it is so unexpected, as well as being simply blurted out without context. However, I suspect that in sessions with psychologists and other therapists, and of course especially with cases of recovered memories of abuse, such abruptness is the norm. More importantly, upon reflection, I perceive that my reaction is a matter of understanding patterns and their nature. It is difficult as a reader to make the instantaneous emotional..."

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