Family Incest Treatment

Necessary if families stay together

Jane F. Gilgun, Ph.D., LICSW

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Copyright 2010 Jane Gilgun

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About the Author

Jane F. Gilgun is a professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.


This article describes family incest treatment, which is rare in the United States, but whose treatment goals provide important information for family members who have experienced incest. Topics covered are expression of emotions, responsibility, understanding incest, making amends, understanding human sexuality, and safety plans.

Family Incest Treatment

Necessary if families stay together

Few families participated in family incest treatment because most couples break up when incest is disclosed. When couples want to stay together, family incest treatment can be helpful. The type of family incest treatment that is the subject of this chapter involves several types of coordinated treatment groups and psychoeducation.

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