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Recovery From Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Spiritually Integrated Qualitative Exploration of 10 Women’s Journeys
Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (2016)
  • Dr. Ann M Kerlin, Luther Rice College
  • Dr. Lisa S Sosin, Liberty University
Abstract

ABSTRACT
This study explored the recovery experiences of 10 women with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) who reported significant decreases in symptoms after completing spiritually integrated residential treatment. Interpretative phenomenological analysis methods were used. The research questions were: What is the experience of recovery from the sequelae of CSA, including alcohol or substance abuse, in a spiritually integrated residential treatment center? And what changes did participants recognize as part of healing or recovery? Data analysis revealed four central themes important to recovery: (a) relationships with others, (b) relationship with self, (c) changes in spirituality, and (d) forgiveness.
Publication Date
Fall November 14, 2016
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2016.1247411
Citation Information
Ann M Kerlin and Lisa S Sosin. "Recovery From Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Spiritually Integrated Qualitative Exploration of 10 Women’s Journeys" Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (2016) p. 1 - 21
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ann-kerlin/1/