Jeffery Kirkendall & Carol Jarvis-Kirkendall
Married for twenty-six years, Carol Jarvis-Kirkendall and Jeffery Kirkendall pioneered work in the field of treatment for childhood sexual abuse in the late 1970's and 80's. At the time of Without Consent's firstpublication, this husband and wife therapy team had provided psychological services to more than fifteen hundred victims and families dealing with childhood sexual abuse.
The blend of their professional backgrounds, Carol's personal recovery from childhood sexual abuse, and Jeff's perspective as a husband of a recovering victim uniquely equips them with professional understanding, empathy, and practical day-to-day insights and suggestions for breaking out of victim patterns of thinking and behaving.
Carol and Jeff have lent their expertise to the psychological and psychiatric communities, social services, criminal justice system, religious communities, academic communities, the military, and the arts.
While Carol is retired from the business of therapy, Jeff continues to write, teach, and consult on the issues of the day. As a couple, they continue to work the principles they put forward in Without Consent and celebrate each day together as a profound gift.