Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman

dc.contributor.authorLevett, Annen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-30T08:29:24Z
dc.date.available2015-11-30T08:29:24Z
dc.date.issued1981en_ZA
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaf 143-164.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractIn providing a guide for the use of lay counsellors or professional helpers in assisting the sexually assaulted woman, the importance of understanding the social context in which the assault occurs is emphasised as fundamental in aiding the woman to recover with minimal after-effects in a relatively brief time. The subjective experience of the woman is described, attention being paid to the wide range of sexually assaultive experiences which can occur, with varying effects. The two main elements involved are intimidation (or violence) and bodily intrusions with sexual connotations, in varying combinations. Using the crisis intervention model as framework, because of its accessibility to a wide range of helpers, and its relevance to the acute stress reaction following assault, the psychological effects and practical issues which affect the woman and her important social support networks are outlined. The therapeutic intervention is described, paying attention to helper-related issues, the problems of the woman herself and the likely problems for her significant others. The aim is to facilitate the woman's resumption of pre-crisis levels of psychosocial functioning by providing appropriate supportive understanding, anticipatory guidance and practical information, and facilitating the woman's own adaptive strategies, making use of all available resources, to maximise her recovery potential. Situations in which crisis intervention strategies are inadequate are described to enable the helper to make decisions regarding referral of the woman for more skilled and intensive therapeutic intervention; this too, must take cognisance of the social context of sexual assault. Recommendations are made regarding further research, and the development of existing, and of new facilities to aid the sexually assaulted woman and to reduce the incidence and traumatic after-effects of these encounters. Finally, case material is appended to illustrate the themes discussed.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationLevett, A. (1981). <i>Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15450en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationLevett, Ann. <i>"Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1981. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15450en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationLevett, A. 1981. Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Levett, Ann AB - In providing a guide for the use of lay counsellors or professional helpers in assisting the sexually assaulted woman, the importance of understanding the social context in which the assault occurs is emphasised as fundamental in aiding the woman to recover with minimal after-effects in a relatively brief time. The subjective experience of the woman is described, attention being paid to the wide range of sexually assaultive experiences which can occur, with varying effects. The two main elements involved are intimidation (or violence) and bodily intrusions with sexual connotations, in varying combinations. Using the crisis intervention model as framework, because of its accessibility to a wide range of helpers, and its relevance to the acute stress reaction following assault, the psychological effects and practical issues which affect the woman and her important social support networks are outlined. The therapeutic intervention is described, paying attention to helper-related issues, the problems of the woman herself and the likely problems for her significant others. The aim is to facilitate the woman's resumption of pre-crisis levels of psychosocial functioning by providing appropriate supportive understanding, anticipatory guidance and practical information, and facilitating the woman's own adaptive strategies, making use of all available resources, to maximise her recovery potential. Situations in which crisis intervention strategies are inadequate are described to enable the helper to make decisions regarding referral of the woman for more skilled and intensive therapeutic intervention; this too, must take cognisance of the social context of sexual assault. Recommendations are made regarding further research, and the development of existing, and of new facilities to aid the sexually assaulted woman and to reduce the incidence and traumatic after-effects of these encounters. Finally, case material is appended to illustrate the themes discussed. DA - 1981 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1981 T1 - Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman TI - Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15450 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/15450
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationLevett A. Considerations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted woman. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1981 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15450en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherClinical Psychologyen_ZA
dc.subject.otherSexual Abuseen_ZA
dc.subject.otherSexual Violenceen_ZA
dc.titleConsiderations in the provision of adequate psychological care for the sexually assaulted womanen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen_ZA
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