Session 10 – Dealing with Trauma in Relation to Unwanted SSA [S10-20-21]

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In this lesson, Dr Ann Gillies speaks about how sexual abuse can trigger same sex attraction, some major factors predicting psychological trauma, Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD), childhood trauma, dissociation, and the process of therapy.

Proposed Learning Objectives

  • 1. Describe the links between sexual abuse and sexual behaviours
  • 2. Describe the affects of childhood sexual abuse on a person’s sexual self-view
  • 3. List 5 major factors predicting psychological trauma
  • 4. Explain Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD)
  • 5. List and describe the core symptom clusters
  • 6. Describe CTSD in relation to PTSD
  • 7. Describe dissociation and fragmentation of a person experiencing CTSD
  • 8. List some impairments given by the onset of early childhood trauma
  • 9. Describe the process of therapy for CTSD in terms of their phases

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