A Challenge Not Destiny a guide to empowering and healing from sexual abuse & PTSD

A Challenge Not Destiny a guide to empowering and healing from sexual abuse & PTSD

by K. Elan Jung

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Overview

A Challenge Not Destiny - a guide to empowering and healing from sexual abuse & PTSD, by Prof. K. Elan Jung, MD, is a roadmap to recovery for the survivors, families and friends of sexual abuse and sexual trauma. A revolutionary revisioning of society's approach to sexual abuse and sexual trauma, A Challenge Not Destiny reassures survivors of sexual abuse and sexual trauma that they are not alone, that there is hope and lays out a clear and explanatory roadmap showing what survivors need to do to take charge of their lives and master what has happened to them and not be masted by it.
A Challenge Not Destiny tells the stories of many famous survivors of sexual abuse and sexual trauma, inspirational examples of people who have triumphed over sexual abuse and sexual trauma, chronicling how they have changed our world. Many of these famous victims were able to harness what happened to them, transforming trauma to give them unique powers, drives and abilities.
Prof. Jung details how survivors are suffering from a specific kind of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and that a specific kind of psychotherapeutic process, assisted by the use of medication when necessary, is needed. He then delves into how trends in modern psychiatry, including those driven by the cost management practices of insurers like HMOs, ill serve sexual abuse and trauma survivors. The biological aspects of the changes wrought by sexual abuse and trauma are not neglected, and Prof. Jung ends with practical advice for survivors, parents and professionals.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013027916
Publisher: The Hudson Press
Publication date: 08/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Prof. K. Elan Jung has been a practicing psychiatrist, treating patients on a daily basis, for almost forty years, and a researcher and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The Albany Medical College. He was also a military surgeon in Vietnam, an E.R. physician as well as a general practitioner before becoming a psychiatrist.
The honors he has received include:
*The Leading Physicians of the World, 2009
*New York State Senate Liberty Award, 2009
*America’s Top Psychiatrists Award, 2005, 2006
*Congressional Medal of Distinction, 2006
*New York Physician of the Year, 2006
*President Ronald Reagan Gold Medal
*New York Physician of the Year, 2006
*Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association 1988
*Award Of Appreciation, Albany Medical College, 1982
He has published in professional journals and contributed subchapters to the book Tardive Dyskinesia, published in 1980 by the Spectrum Press of New York, and presented papers at scientific conferences. He is Founding Fellow of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, a Diplomat of the American Psychiatric Association, and Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
He supervises the Psychotherapy Center in Queensbury, New York. His other writing interests include a screenplay, Primal Scream.

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