Steven Levenkron is a psychotherapist and the author of seven previous books, including Cutting and The Anatomy of Anorexia. He lives and practices in New York City. Abby Levenkron is a psychotherapist.
New York psychotherapist Levenkron (Anatomy of Anorexia) collaborates with his therapist wife, Abby, to produce this lucid, accessible account of primary issues encountered by female sexual abuse victims. Writing for therapists and lay readers alike, he features numerous case histories unpacking the ways in which sexual trauma undermines victims' capacity to live full and fulfilling lives. In addition to exposing the debilitating effects of trauma so that victims can understand the origins of their behavior, he addresses the needs of psychotherapists, offering therapeutic insights and strategies. This powerful book is a welcome addition to a body of literature including Ellen Bass and Laura Davis's The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Sheri Oz and Sarah-Jane Ogiers's Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma: A Guide to Breaking Through the Wall of Fear for Practitioners and Survivors. Strongly recommended for all public and university library collections.-Lynne F. Maxwell, Villanova Univ. Sch. of Law Lib., PA Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.