Our guest today is Julie Brand, author of A Mother’s Touch: Surviving Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse. Today we discuss her book, her work as a counselor, and her advocacy regarding the education around this kind of abuse.
Read the full BLOG article HERE.
What have you seen amongst survivors of this type of incest that is unique from other kinds of sexual abuse trauma?
How has the reaction been from therapists, law enforcement, academia, for example, when speaking about this kind of abuse?
What questions should a survivor ask of a therapist to make sure they are working with one that can actually help them?
It is fine to ask whether or not the therapist has worked with other incest survivors?
Is she/he knowledgeable about female sex offenders?
What role does narcissism play in mother-daughter sexual abuse?
What are some of the common abusive behaviors for professionals to look for in mother-daughter incest?
What role do fathers/husbands play in families with mother-daughter incest?
Were these women sexually abused when they were children?
What are some issues that survivors must deal with in recovery from mother-daughter sexual abuse?
What are some coping behaviors that survivors adopt in their daily lives?
How can survivors become more resilient?