Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 371–385

Treating sexual abuse trauma with dually diagnosed women

  • Maxine Harris

DOI: 10.1007/BF02249455

Cite this article as:
Harris, M. Community Ment Health J (1996) 32: 371. doi:10.1007/BF02249455


Women who are diagnosed with a major mental illness, who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, and who have been episodically homeless are also likely to have been the victims of sexual or physical abuse. Treatment for these women needs to incorporate an active program of trauma recovery. A program of trauma-based treatment that includes supportive group therapy, cognitive reframing, and social skills training is discussed along with clinical examples.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxine Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Community ConnectionsWashington, DC

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