Diagnosis and Assessment of Sexual Abuse in Childhood Based on Bodily Expression

Einat Shuper Engelhard, Yana Sichel

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Frequently, when a suspicion of sexual abuse arises in therapy, the child's actions constitute the main channel for sharing the abuse. This chapter addresses the dynamic meanings of the body and its movements, and examines ways in which the existence of child sexual abuse can be discerned based on manifestations and expressions of the body. A case study is used to demonstrate and to propose insights relating to Dance/Movement Therapy interventions needed at various stages of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDance/Movement Therapy and Sexual Abuse
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and Intervention Based on Body-Mind Approaches
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000830781
ISBN (Print)9781032312910
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

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