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At some point there has to be peace and quiet!

Institutional struggle to working through the past of sexual violence and abuse of power at an institute for analytical child and adolescent psychotherapy

  • Sexual boundary violations in psychotherapeutic relationships

  • Reappraisal of the events at the AKJP in Heidelberg

  • Empirical study

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Context

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 1-4
  3. The Study

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 5-6
  4. Methodology

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 7-21
  5. Descriptive Findings as a Frame of Reference

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 23-49
  6. Conceptual Framework for the Classification of Events

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 51-76
  7. (Sexual) Boundary Violations in Psychotherapeutic Relationships: An Inventory

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 77-87
  8. System Dynamics

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 89-165
  9. Theoretical Models: Individual and Institutional Victimization of Sexual Violence

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 167-200
  10. Background and Functioning of Structural Prevention

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 201-206
  11. Recommendations

    • Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied
    Pages 207-212
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 213-222

About this book

The book provides - for the first time in the German-speaking world - a comprehensive scientific contribution to the reappraisal of sexualized violence in a psychotherapy institute. The qualitative case study takes a look at decades of abuse of power and sexualized violence by the director of an analytical institute for children and young people. It shows that the psychotherapists involved in this system do not live up to central ideas and concepts of their profession: Silence, denial, rationalization, rejection of responsibility, and ignorance of those affected have for a long time prevented the uncovering of the acts and sustainable forms of coming to terms with them. The life of the institute is characterized by a dialectical tension between the necessity of processing and the desire for undisturbed functioning. This dynamic also proves to be analogous to the problem-solving patterns of psychotherapeutic patients. The case points to fundamental problems in the field of psychotherapy, which are primarily related to a structural power imbalance and pronounced dependency relationships both in the context of training and in the treatment setting. The findings of this empirical study are used to derive professional and organizational ethical considerations and - based on these - to formulate concrete recommendations for the prevention of sexualized violence in psychotherapy institutes. 

Keywords

  • Sexualised violence
  • Coming to terms with sexual abuse
  • Abuse
  • violence against children
  • Abuse of power in institutions
  • Professional Ethics
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Exposure of sexual abuse
  • System dynamics of sexual abus
  • Contexts of abuse of power
  • Traumatised institutions
  • Trauma

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Practice Research and Project Consulting (IPP), Munich, Germany

    Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Gerhard Hackenschmied

  • Psychological Psychotherapist, Munich, Germany

    Cornelia Caspari

About the authors

Dr. phil. Peter Caspari is a research associate at the Institute for Practice Research and Project Consulting (IPP) and works as a consultant and therapist at the KIBS (Kinderschutz M√ľnchen e.V. ) counselling centre in Munich.

Helga Dill is managing director of the Institute for Practice Research and Project Consulting (IPP) Munich.

Dr. phil. Cornelia Caspari is a psychological psychotherapist in outpatient practice and in clinical practice in Munich and Ebersberg.

Gerhard Hackenschmied is a research associate at the Institute for Practice Research and Project Consulting (IPP) in Munich. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: At some point there has to be peace and quiet!

  • Book Subtitle: Institutional struggle to working through the past of sexual violence and abuse of power at an institute for analytical child and adolescent psychotherapy

  • Authors: Peter Caspari, Helga Dill, Cornelia Caspari, Gerhard Hackenschmied

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-39785-2

  • Publisher: Springer Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-39784-5Published: 01 February 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-39785-2Published: 31 January 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 222

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging, Social Psychology, Deviance and Social Control

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-658-39785-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)