CORE assessment of adult survivors abused as children:A NAPAC group therapy evaluation

Lowe, Michelle ORCID: 0000-0001-9649-4938, Willan, V.J., Kelly, Sarah, Hartwell, Bina and Canuti, Eliza (2016) CORE assessment of adult survivors abused as children:A NAPAC group therapy evaluation. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 17 (1). pp. 71-79. ISSN 1746-1405

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to provide the first formal evaluation of a unique 12-session group therapy programme developed by the UK-based National Association for People Abused as Children (NAPAC). Method: The therapy outcomes of this programme were assessed using the CORE-OM tool. Clients comprised 26 individuals (7 males and 19 females), with an age range of 19–67 (mean = 41; SD = 12.76). Clients were survivors of sexual, physical, emotional or neglectful childhood abuse, or a combination of these, and were from four different locations: London (n = 9), Bury (n = 4), Belfast (n = 8) and prison (n = 5). Findings: Across all CORE domains, improvements were shown from pre- to post-therapy. No gender or age differences were revealed, and improvements were shown across both community members and prison inmates. Implications A person-centred approach to group therapy is beneficial to a wide range of adult clients within the community and prison settings that require therapy after historical sexual, physical, emotional or neglectful childhood abuse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: group therapy, CORE, assessment, child abuse, survivor, victim, NAPAC
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 03:30
Identification Number: 10.1002/capr.12095

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