Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training
Institute. This course is entitled, "It wasn't your
fault" Treating Sexual Abuse in Children and Adults. Our
primary intent for this home study course is to provide quality education to foster
your professional growth. The Institute has provided quality education since 1979.
Hi. My name is Tracy Catherine Appleton. I will be the narrator of this CD. We appreciate
that you have chosen us as a vehicle for you to earn your Continuing Education
The purpose of the course is to assist you in
increasing your knowledge regarding how to treat sexually abused patients, clients,
etc. As each case study is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your
situation, I encourage you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding
the application of the principle to your setting. However, these notes are for
your purposes only and are not to be sent to the Institute. Also each track is
very content dense. So feel free to replay the track to review the content either
for your own purposes, or if you feel appropriate play the track in an individual
or group session for client education. Also permission is granted to reproduce
Each of the questions that are included on this CD
is reprinted in your Answer Booklet. These questions are sequential and deal with
the section of content that preceded it. For this reason, to facilitate the answering
of each question, you might read the question from the Answer Booklet prior to
listening to that CD track. By knowing what the question is ahead of time, you
will then know the content to listen for that contains the answer. So just a hint,
after you write down the answer to a question in your Answer Booklet, read on
to the next question in order to give you a "heads up" to listen for
the content that contains the answer to the next question. Each answer is only
used once. Keep in mind there is nothing trick or hard about these questions.
They are merely intended to verify the playing of this CD.
the purpose of brevity, most generally, I will use the term "therapists"
or "mental health professional." However, don't let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situations. When you hear the word "therapists,"
if your job title is social worker, psychologist, marriage and family therapist,
mental health counselor, professional counselor, resident director, program assistant,
etc. merely substitute the appropriate term that is the most meaningful to you.
In short, don't let my use of the term "therapists" cognitively set
you off track from hearing the content because your job title is school counselor,
for example. I will also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity.
However, if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose
"client" for the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work
On this CD we will discuss such topics as: Dreams, Treatment of the Child Victim, Desexualization, Grieving Losses of Trauma,
Play Therapy, Family Stances and Trances, and False Childhood Memories.
let's get started...