Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 177–185 | Cite as

Individual Counseling for Sexually Abused Children: A Role for Animals and Storytelling

  • Elisabeth Reichert


This article addresses the use of animal assisted therapy in individual counseling for sexually abused children. It focuses on how the animal can help the sexually abused child disclose abuse and express feelings. Storytelling forms a part of the treatment process. The author's clinical experience at Project Against Sexual Abuse of Appalachian Children in Knoxville, Tennessee, forms the basis for the article.


Social Psychology Clinical Experience Sexual Abuse Treatment Process Abuse Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Reichert
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  1. 1.School of Social WorkSouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleCarbondale

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