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Sexual Abuse Recovery

Blume,  Sue.  Secret Survivors:  Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women. New York:  John Wiley & Sons, 1990.

Davis, Laura.  Allies in Healing:  When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1991. 

Engel, Beverly.  The Right to Innocence:  Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse.  Los Angeles:  Tarcher Publishers, 1989. 

Forward, Susan, and Buck, Craig.  Betrayal of Innocence:  Incest and Its Devastation.  New York:  Penguin, 1988.

Hunter, Mic.  Abused Boys:  The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse.  Lexington, MA:  Lexington Books, 1990. 

Lew, Mike.  Victims No Longer:  Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1990.

Maltz, Wendy.  The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1991.

Maltz, Wendy, and Holman, Beverly.  Incest and Sexuality:  A Guide to Understanding and Healing.  Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1987.


Sexual Compulsion and Addiction

Carnes, Patrick.  Out of the Shadows:  Understanding Sexual Addiction.  Minneapolis:  CompCare Publications, 1985.

Carnes, Patrick.  Contrary to Love:  Helping the Sexual Addict.  Minneapolis:  CompCare Publications, 1988.

Carnes, Patrick.  A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps:  A Guidebook for All People in the Process of Recovery.  Minneapolis:  ComCare Publications, 1989.

Carnes, Patrick.  Don’t Call It Love:  Recovering From Sexual Addiction.  New York:  Bantam, 1991.

Carnes, Patrick, and Moriarity, Joseph.  Sexual Anorexia:  Overcoming Sexual Self-Hate.  Center City, MN:  Hazelden, 1997

Carnes, Patrick.  Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery.  Wickenburg, AZ:  Gentle Path Press, 2001.

Earle, Ralph, and Crow, Gregory.  Lonely All the Time:  Recognizing, Understanding, and Overcoming Sexual Addiction, for Addicts and Co-dependents.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1989.

Flora, Rudy.  How to Work with Sex Offenders:  A Handbook for Criminal Justice, Human Service and Mental Health Professionals.  New York:  Haworth Clinical Practice Press, 2001.

Kasl, Charlotte.   Women, Sex and Addiction:  A Search for Love and Power.  New York:  Harper & Row, 1990.

Mellody, Pia, Miller, Andrea, and Miller, Keith.    Facing Love Addiction:  Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love.   New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Mura, David.   A Male Grief:  Notes on Pornography and Addiction.  Minneapolis:  Milkweed Editions, 1987. 

Schneider, Jennifer.  Back from Betrayal:  Surviving His Affairs.  New York:  Harper & Row, 1988.


Sex Education and Enrichment

Anand, Margo.    The Art of Sexual Ecstasy:  The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers.  Los Angeles:  Jeremy Tarcher, 1989.

Barbach, Lonnie.    For Yourself:  the Fulfillment of Female Sexuality.  Garden City, NY:  Anchor Books, 1976,

Barbach, Lonnie.    For Each Other:  Sharing Sexual Intimacy.  New York:  New American Library, 1984.

Barbanel, Linda.  Sex, Money & Power:  Smart Ways to Resolve Money Conflicts& Keep Them from Sabotaging Your Closest Relations.  New York:  Macmillion Spectrum, 1996.

Carnes, Patrick, Laaser, Debra, and Laaser, Mark.  Open Hearts: Renewing Relationships with Recovery, Romance & Reality.  Wickenburg, AZ:  Gentle Path Press, 1999.

Castlemen, Michael.   Sexual Solutions:  A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them.  Rev. ed.  New York:  Touchstone, 1989.

Cooper, Al.  Sex and the Internet:  A Guidebook for Clinicians.  New York:  Brunner-Routledge, 2002.

Crooks, Robert, and Baur, Karla.  Our Sexuality.  Menlo Park, CA:  Benjamin Cummings, 1990.

Engel, Beverly.  Raising Your Sexual Self-Esteem:  How to Feel Better About Your Sexuality and Yourself.  New York:  Fawcett Columbine, 1995.

Friedman, Joel, and Boumil, Marcia.  Betrayal of Trust:  Sex and Power in Professional Relationships.  Westport, CT:  Praeger, 1995.

Gilles, Jerry.  Transcendental Sex:  A Meditative Approach to Increasing Sensual Pleasure.  New York:  Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1978.

Heiman, Julia, and LoPiccolo, Joseph.   Becoming Orgasmic:  A Sexual and Personal growth Program for Women.  New York:  Prentice Hall, 1988.

Henderson, Julie.  The Lover Within:  Opening to Sexual Energy.  Barrytown, NY:  Station Hill Press, 1987.

Kennedy, Adele, and Dean, Susan.  Touching for Pleasure:  A 12-Step Program for Sexual Enrichment.  Chatsworth, CA:  Chatsworth Press, 1988.



Corley, Deborah, and Schneider, Jennifer.  Disclosing Secrets:  When, To Whom, and How Much to Reveal.  Wickenburg, AZ:  Gentle Path Press, 2002.

Covington, Stephanie.  Leaving the Enchanted Forest:  The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy.  New York:  Harper & Row, 1988.

Gil, Eliana.  Outgrowing the Pain:  A book for and about Adults Abused as Children.  Walnut Creek, CA:  Launch Press, 1983.

Gil, Eliana.   Outgrowing the Pain Together:  A Book for Spouses and Partners of Adult Survivors.  New York:  Dell Books, 1991.

Hendrix, Harville.  Getting the Love Your Want:  A Guide for Couples.  New York, Henry Holt & Company, 1988.

Miller, Alice.  The Drama of the Gifted Child:  The Search for the True Self.  New York:  Basic Books, 1981.

Real, Terrence.  How Can I Get Through to You?:  Reconnecting Men and Women.  New York:  Scribner, 2002.

Schwartz, Jeffrey, and Beyette, Beverly.  Brain Lock:  Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior.  New York:  HarperCollins, 1996.

Whitfield, Charles.  Boundaries and Relationships:  Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self.  Deerfield Beach, FL:  Health Communications, 1993.

Woititz, Janet.  Healing Your Sexual Self.  Deerfield Beach, FL:  Health Communications, 1989.


Professional Books and Article

Courtois, Christine.  Healing the Incest Wound:  Adult Survivors in Therapy.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1988.

Gil, Eliana.  Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse.  Walnut Creek, CA:  Lunch Press, 1988.

Maltz, Wendy.  “Identifying and Healing the Sexual Repercussions of Incest:  A couples Therapy Approach.”  Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy 14, no.2 (Summer 1988): 142-170.

Sarrel, Philip, and Masters, William.  “Sexual Molestation of Men by Women.”  Archives of Sexual Behavior  11, no. 2 (1982):  117-131.