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#406011 - 08/06/12 02:37 PM Re: Your T: Experienced in CSA or not?? [Re: onlyakid]
ACRoberts Offline

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 242
Loc: New Jersey (recently moved fro...

My private therapist is not a "specialist" in CSA. I started with him about 12 years ago and he has been perfect for me in dealing with the issues as they unfold. He has been very supportive in my reaching out to other survivors as well as joining Richard's survivor group therapy. Degrees and certifications do not make a good therpist. I believe that it is first a talent and then the training which allows them to help people heal.

Good luck in your search!
WOR Sequoia 2011--it has changed my life!

#406619 - 08/12/12 10:09 PM Re: Your T: Experienced in CSA or not?? [Re: onlyakid]
Richard Gartner, PhD Offline
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Registered: 09/20/00
Posts: 404
Loc: New York, NY, USA
There is a chapter in my book Beyond Betrayal called Helping Yourself Heal. In it there is a section on choosing a therapist. That section is reprinted on my web site ( I go through a lot of the characteristics to consider when choosing a therapist, including how to ask him or her about experience with male sexual victimization,

#406626 - 08/12/12 11:39 PM Re: Your T: Experienced in CSA or not?? [Re: onlyakid]
Jim1104 Offline

Registered: 03/16/11
Posts: 410
Loc: Louisiana, USA
Yes, he is experienced in CSA. I basically lucked out.

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