Thinking Patterns of Sexually Abused Victims: Implications to Managing the Victims

By Nor Shafrin Ahmad and Rohany Nasir.

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This paper explores the thinking patterns of victims of sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse develop negative and distorted thinking patterns. Further, they may also experience shame, self-blame, worthlessness, helplessness and symptoms of depression. Implications for the care of the victims by people in the helping professions are discussed.

Keywords: Thinking Pattern, Victims of Sexual Abuse, Managing the Victims

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp.127-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 595.751KB).

Dr. Nor Shafrin Ahmad

Lecturer, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Penang, Malaysia

Nor Shafrin earned her B.Ed. and M.Ed. (Guidance & Counseling) in Universiti Pertanian Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia, respectively. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Earlier she worked in secondary schools for six years as guidance and counseling teacher. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research mostly focused on trauma management and crisis intervention (sexual abuse), group and individual counseling, and adolescence emotion. She is also a professional and qualified counselor, registered by Counselor Board under The Counselor’s Act 1998. She wrote a book title Management Record of Counseling and Guidance Service and is active in presenting paper in seminars. She also wrote research articles for national journals. In terms of contribution to the society, she was actively involved in giving motivational talks and giving counseling talk to staff of National Anti-Drugs Agency and schools.

Prof. Rohany Nasir

Lecturer, School of Psychology and Human Development, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

I am a professor in counseling psychology. Being in a research university, I am very much involved in research, teaching, writing and practice of counseling. My interest is in career counseling, family counseling, gender issues and group interventions/work.


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