A Response to ‘Beyond Trauma’ – Appropriate Mental Health Responses to Survivors of Sexual Abuse

June 1, 2001

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This paper was presented by Linda Regan in response to ‘Beyond Trauma: Mental Health Care Needs of Women who have Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse’, a report by Dr Sarah Nelson for the Edinburgh Association for Mental Health (2001). It explores the ways in which mental health professionals have traditionally responded to survivors of sexual abuse, and outlines more appropriate service provision based on the principles of ‘Sanctuary and Sanctions’.

Presented at: The Beyond Trauma Conference, June 2001.