This volume offers a collection of ten case studies from clinical social workers who work in the field of sexual trauma, with the objective of challenging and informing social work practice with survivors and perpetrators of sexual trauma. These steps are meant to help the process of treatment by breaking down the experience of trauma to a set of steps and interventions aimed at resolving traumatic symptoms within a given time frame. Our text seeks to challenge the tendency towards reductionism inherent in the dominant social paradigm by encouraging the development of a phenomenological and interdisciplinary approach to understanding sexual trauma. In doing so, the examples of interventions presented in each case study reflect practice methods that honor the complexity of the human experience of sexual trauma, suffering, and recovery.

chapter |9 pages


Using Case Studies of Sexual Trauma in the Classroom
ByMegan Conti, Miriam Jaffe, Jerry Floersch, Jeffrey Longhofer

chapter 1|24 pages

Thinking Critically about Sexual Trauma in the 21st Century

ByMegan Conti

chapter 2|21 pages

Virtual Trauma

Social Work With Adolescents in the Online Era
ByLauren Busfield

chapter 3|19 pages

Victim or Offender?

Stigma and Justice in a Complex Forensic Case
ByRussel Healy

chapter 5|25 pages

Redefining Resilience in Children

A Story of Strength and Survival
ByKim Stolow

chapter 6|15 pages

Social Work and Sex Trafficking

Therapeutic Intervention in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
ByKara Beckett

chapter 7|14 pages

Social Work with an Adolescent Female Sex Offender

ByJesselly De La Cruz

chapter 8|13 pages

In-Home Treatment for In-Home Sexual Trauma

The Case of Becky
ByRuthie Norman

chapter 9|13 pages

The Silent War within

Military Sexual Trauma
ByMarisol Lado

chapter 10|24 pages

Social Work, Sex Addiction, and Psychodynamic Treatment

ByAlan Oxman