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Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Educator sexual abuse is rarely discussed, although literature shows that it occurs at an alarming rate. This paper discusses the literature that does exist about educator sexual abuse, as well as the prevalence of this type of sexual abuse. Aspects of the trauma are discussed including grooming, blaming the victim, and the guilt and denial associated with the abuse. The paper concludes with recommendations for counselors who are working with girls who have experienced educator sexual abuse. Inner child work, guided imagery, and trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy are referenced.
Boyd, Courtney Paige, "Trust Betrayed: Counseling Girls Who Have Been Sexually Abused by Educators" (2011). Educational Specialist. 38.