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The Truth About Rape by [Lauer, Teresa M.]
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Teresa Lauer, MA, LMHC Licensed Psychotherapist #LH60167053 (Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor License) #1477866192 (National Provider Identifier) I'm pleased to provide exemplary therapy, case consultation, and training services, with an advanced specialty in the area of sexual assault and sexual abuse. My specialty is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is goal and solutions oriented in nature. I also have expertise in Family Systems Therapy with an emphasis on intimate couple relationships. Education: 1996 University of San Francisco, Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology 1993 Thomas Edison State College, Bachelors Degree in Psychology & English Published Works: Books, DVDs, CDs 2010 The Truth About Rape (Book: Korean Edition) 2009 Healing After The Loss of Your Pet (DVD) 2009 Hiring Toolbar (Over Two Million Free, Direct, Job Resources) 2009 Rape Recovery Toolbar of Videos, Books and Over 500 Resources 2008 Rape Recovery Video Program: A 6-Step Program (DVD & CDs) 2007 Truth About Rape On-line Videos 2006 Bonding: A Journal To Bring You Closer to Your Mom (Book) 2005 Sex Offenders: Revealed (eBook) 2004 Therapy Resource Directory for Mental Health Professionals (eBook) 2004 Business Practice Directory for Mental Health Professionals (eBook) 2002 The Truth About Rape (Book: English Edition) 1998 Hours of Torture, Years of Silence (Book) Articles: 2006 Rape Trauma Syndrome in Intimate Relationships (Article: AAMFT Family Therapy Magazine) 2003 "Pelvic Pain and Treatment Modalities for Same" 2002 "How to Make Your Therapy a Success" (3 Part Series) Media Appearances: Numerous nationwide radio appearances featuring rape trauma, couples communication techniques, sexuality, and intimacy. Specialized Clinical Training: Meditation Based Stress Relaxation Sexuality & Intimacy Specializations Victimology Interviewing and Assessing Sexual Offenders Treatment of Sexual Offenders Paraphilias and Sex Offender Typologies Reproductive Health Counseling AIDS Client Service Training Behavioral Finance & Intimate Relationships

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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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If you want to judge whether you should read this book or not, then take a long look at the cover and decide if it resonates with you. If you’ve no idea what it means then stay away. (Unless someone who is close to you has been raped and you’re struggling to understand what they’re going through, then this book is also for you). In America, I notice that the reviewers complain about the cover. Personally, I think it speaks volumes.
Be prepared for the fact that the first part of the book is a personal testimony by the author of the horrific trauma that she was put through as a young nineteen year old, with detailed notes from her diary as she goes through counselling many years later. The latter part of the book is a clearly set out question and answer guide dealing with such questions as have I been raped? What constitutes rape? What are the symptoms of PTSD? Who can help me? etc, so I guess you could start there if you feel too fragile to hear about someone else’s pain.
It will probably help to know, before you start this book, that after three years of counselling and a lot of painful emotional work, the author herself now feels completely healed and has done a degree in counselling and has dedicated her life to helping other victims of rape and abuse to come into a place of healing. She even promises to reply in person if you email her, so you won’t feel so alone as you read her book. Now that’s a big commitment. That’s someone really dedicated to doing for someone else, what wasn’t done for her earlier in her life. So I reckon you’re safe to try reading through this book if you feel you need to.
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I think that it is very rare to find a book that honestly addresses the fears that victims/ survivors experience. This book is a frank account of the process of therapy following an assault that does not only affect the body, but very much the soul and mind. I would recommend survivors to read this as the author does not shy away from the realities following a sexual assault.
Note: This book can be quite triggering so approach with care.
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this is a very moving and astounding book. within it there is so much advice and contacts of various helpful organizations that make it a worthwhile and valuable book. not least because of the actual account of what the author went through and was brave enough to write it.i have admiration for her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educational for anyone 1 Sept. 2010
By beenthere - Published on Amazon.com
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I had to recover my book as the picture on the front was too triggering to look at over and over. Aside from that, the book wss gripping and hard to put down. Teresa shares many of her journal entries while going through her healing process. She includes her story as told to her therapist, and much of what her therapist said to her. I found this to be a very helpful format and not quite as intense as her other book "Hours of Torture, Years of Silence." The back of the book is filled with many many questions that would come up for a survivor. It is answered both by a survivor and then the opposite page has 'professional' answers and explanations. I found this very helpful as I could hear from someone who has experienced rape and faced that question and then to get the researched version to back it up and detail it further. Also you don't have to read it in order, you can just jump around to the question you need at the time which makes it an ongoing resource for my own recovery. This is a book I would highly recommend to someone who has never been raped but who wants to understand better what victims go through and possible ways to help them.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT Recommended -- Out-dated Attitudes and Info 22 Jan. 2011
By JBC - Published on Amazon.com
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I was disappointed about this book. I was willing to over-look the poor choice in cover-art (you can't judge a book by its cover!), but the author's attitudes and information about the rape phenomenon were out-dated.

In one place she has the extremely poor taste to list out how to "avoid" date-rape. This is an AWFUL thing to put in a book written for rape survivors!!! This is a victim-blaming mentality, and seriously, seriously -- HOW is this information supposed to help the person who is now reading this book??

In another place, she lists out the "types" of rapists. Yet she does not even touch on the affects society and culture have on the rape phenomenon. This is a huge and disappointing ommission.

I did not like the author's tone -- at times she comes across as patronizing and condescending.

I did not like how the Q&A format was so stringently followed. Each answer is edited and formatted so that it only takes up a single page, regardless of the question. Some questions deserved a much more in-depth answer than this format allowed.

I think that the Q&A section of the book should have been put at the front of the book, instead of the therapy sessions coming first. Every survivor could potentially benefit from the Q&A (if it was updated), but not every survivor will be willing or able to read the therapy session section because it is insanely triggering. The therapy sessions should come at the end of the book, behind a hefty trigger-warning.

The resources she provides are excellent. Each section of the Q&A is followed by a hefty list of resources -- general resources, internet resources, book resources.

This book has potential -- I hope that it is updated so that the offending cover and content no longer detract from the book as a whole.

I do NOT recommend this book for a survivor who is yet uneducated about victim-blaming and society's role in the rape culture. There is too much potential for the misinformation to be damaging to a person who is still emotionally vulnerable.

Until this book receives some much-needed updates, I would strongly recommend Resurrection After Rape: A guide to transforming from victim to survivor, which is excellent, despite being written by a man. I side-eyed the fact that the author is a male, but his tone is perfect, his information and attitude is up-to-date and even progressive, and he is actually a highly experienced behavioral scientist specializing in domestic abuse and sexual assault.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You........... 20 Mar. 2003
By S. - Published on Amazon.com
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Thank you Teresa for your insight, sensativity and your honesty. This book is a tool for everyone, victim, survivor, family and friends can all benefit from the insight and information provided. This books not only acknowledges the tremendous emotional and physical impact rape has on a woman but it reminds us of our capacities to endure and rise above.

Thank you!!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a stark confronting book 16 Jun. 2012
By sjl - Published on Amazon.com
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Mabey for some but not for me, too confronting to be useful as a self help for carers or victims. Too descriptive - although I am not saying not honest - not to be too traumatic for victims to be of use.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile content; poor choice of cover photography 5 Jan. 2008
By WichacpiHoskila - Published on Amazon.com
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Be aware: this book is intended to be Q/A information ABOUT rape trauma, not a workbook or personal guide THROUGH rape trauma. I've loaned this book to quite a few clients who find it very helpful. To be honest, though, most of my clients skip the first half of the book which are transcripts and recollections of therapy sessions. But the second half of the book is a series of brief and accurate answers to direct questions about rape recovery. I like this section particularly, because it is arranged to only one question/answer per page, so the reading is fast and it's easy to navigate. The writing is clear and clinically well-informed.

I took a star off because of the unfortunate cover. My clients have been unanimously embarrassed by the eroticized color photo of a nude female model, crouched over so submissively. This image does NOT match the classy and empowered writings of the author. It's been such a problem that clients would refuse to even accept my offer of this book until I taped a sheet over the book like a dust jacket. Which (male) graphics design editor thought a burlesque nude photo would be a good match for this book?

Don't be fooled or dissuaded--this is a top-notch book with superb information.
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