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Cognitive changes in children who have been sexually abused

The case involves a man that sexually abuses his eight year-old daughter.
Please explain the following:
biological
psychodynamic
cognitive
behavioral components of child sexual abuse by a parent

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Hi, thank you for your question. I hope that I have provided information that is helpful for your assignment. I cannot do the assignment on your behalf, but it is my pleasure to provide you with direction in completing this assignment as effectively as you can. I was unsure if you wanted to know the EFFECTS or how each theory would INTERVENE in a childhood sexual abuse situation, so I addressed both for each area. Thanks again! - Krystle

Your question: Please explain the following: biological, psychodynamic,cognitive,behavioral components of child sexual abuse by a parent

My Response:

Cognitive - Cognitive changes in children who have been sexually abused may include less ability to concentrate and maintain attention. CBT components for working with childhood sexual abuse include cognitive restructuring to change areas of maladaptive cognitions such as abuse attributions, responsibility for the abuse, the child's feelings towards the offender, social reactions, and sexuality and body image. The CBT clinician can then work to elicit and challenge dysfunctional thoughts through role plays, written exercises, ...

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Cognitive changes in children who have been sexually abused are identified.

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