Coming to Voice: Surviving an Unethical Therapist
by Bernadine Fox
Ms. Sleeth was a well-known expert around child sexual abuse working with some of the most profoundly traumatized survivors.
Emma was one of Pam’s clients.
In October of 2015, a year after her death, a women’s sexual assault center in Vancouver BC announced an event to honor Sleeth's feminist work to end violence against women. Pamela had, at one point, saved Emma's life. She had also transformed into one of Emma's worst predators.
The space between Pamela’s impressive contributions and Emma’s experience of her is this memoir.
A brilliant account.
This book is a treatise for survivors of childhood abuse, for friends and families of survivors, and for anyone who works with victims of abuse in a helping capacity, from family doctors, to clergy, to mental health and social services practitioners. This is the true story of a woman who, unwittingly, became the victim of an accredited counselor, while she underwent therapeutic treatment. It deftly delineates both the profile of an individual who systematically abused her position of trust and the repercussions for the victim. It is also the gut-wrenching story of a cast-off child whose only defense was to disassociate in order to withstand inconceivable early age trauma.
by Laurie M. on October 05, 2018
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