Life After Betrayal: Getting Past the Victim Identity
When working with clients who’ve experienced an intimate betrayal, it’s important to empower them to move beyond a victim identity.
Reconsidering Our Concepts of Victimhood
In our treatment of survivors over the past two decades, the therapeutic pendulum has swung from complete denial to an overfocus on the wounded inner child. Today, with a clearer view of the neurobiological impact of trauma and the lessons learned from their clinical mistakes, therapists are increasingly wary of bestowing the mantle of victimhood on their clients.
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