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counseling male rape victims
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COUNSELLING OF MALE RAPE VICTIMS NAME INSTITUTION Abstract This essays deals with three major issues for the mental practitioners dealing with male rape victims. To begin with, the present research shows that the male rape survivors experience some negative health effects mentally from the assault, including, post-traumatic stress among other effects.
The victims are also required to process the rape and the possible experiences they may face after the ordeal with their formal and informal providers of support. Second, observations made from evaluating therapeutic techniques show that cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) can work quite well in the reduction of the short term post rape anxiety and fear symptoms. Though, feminist therapies focus on the long term issues in dealing with self blame and guilt, they are known to work at times for the short term issues. Finally It is common for the mental health practitioners who deal with the male rape victims to also experience disturbing feelings that are similar to those experienced by the rape victim. These symptoms are referred to as Secondary Traumatic stress usually experienced by practitioners who deal with a high number of sexually assaulted victims, thus, the need for the application of self-care strategies for these therapists. Introduction The term rape/sexual assault are usually defined in many different ways, but, it is explained that rape is the unwanted sexual acts that range from touching to penetration. ...
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