Military Sexual Trauma: Treatment options. Lori R. Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW Military Sexual Trauma Psychotherapist Portland Vet Center, Portland, OR. All statements made are strictly the presenter’s and do not reflect the thoughts, opinions, nor policies of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
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Lori R. Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW
Military Sexual Trauma Psychotherapist
Portland Vet Center, Portland, OR
All statements made are strictly the presenter’s and do not reflect the thoughts, opinions, nor policies of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
- (Title 38, US Code 1720D)
Civilian Sexual Trauma
Military Sexual Trauma
So, if a male is raped, normal male gender identity is no longer an option
...Conclusion: “If I was raped, I can’t be a real man”
It happened because…
I gave off some gay signal
I was too effeminate
I was too trusting/eager to make friends
I was being punished for being gay
I was physically weak-- I should have been heavier, stronger, bigger, etc.
Male Rape is Homosexual Sex
So if I was raped…
(common Responses to disclosure to non-MST therapists)
Evidence exists in many forms.
Betrayal, mistrust, difficulty with relationships, fear of disclosure, shame/guilt, detachment from full range of emotions, low self-esteem…
Are technique-focused psychotherapy interventions the best choices for complex issues?
Review of data from 74 published research studies on tx process and outcome; tests of efficacy on data for approx 4500 patients treated in clinical practice; 3000 treated with gestalt, 1500 control Ss; multiple dx;