The adverse impact of childhood sexual abuse throughout the life span :: December 4, 2011
Growing up in a society and culture where sex, incest and sexual abuse are a Taboo is extremely difficult. There are often families with 5 or 6 children who live, eat and sleep in same room. The sexual encounter between the parents takes place in the same room, in the middle of darkness and under the covers assuming that the children are sound sleep. Those children who are awake during these sexual encounters do not dare talking about what they have witnessed or they would be subject to severe capital punishment. The culture prohibits sex education to children and in most cases the children are kept in the dark. The sexual Taboo also applies when these children are subjected to sexual molestation by their peers, parents, family friends, relatives and even brothers and sisters because the family is too busy with entertaining and do not pay much attention to their children’s safety and emotional needs. The hidden trauma stays hidden until the abused gets a chance to abuse others, or even their own children or when their sexual abuse as a child is manifested into psychological problems in their adulthood.
Furthermore this presentation will educate on how the sexual abuse in children has lifelong physical, emotional, and developmental effects on abused children in a culture where children’s rights are neglected and marginalized.
About the Facilitator:
Dr. Sahar Teimoori established her very own practice, Hope Psychology Group, in July of 2004. She has since been providing quality mental health services in and around the Orange County area, with emphasis on children, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, stress, cultural issues, domestic violence, PTSD, ADHD, men’s/women’s issues, infertility, marriage and family counseling, working with people who have chronic medical disorders/substance abuse, and EAP (work stress). Before Hope Psychology Group, she has extensive experience as a therapist. She was one of the minds behind designing the Riverside County Homeless Program, the first program of its kind to be established in the area. In this capacity, she assisted in providing food, shelter, and counseling to the impoverished people of Riverside County.
Writes and speaks fluent English, Farsi (Persian), and Turkish
January 1996 – Dec. 3, 2000
Doctorate of Psychology (Psy. D)
Specialty in children, adolescent and adult behavioral therapy
Extensive research in conduct disorder and ADHD/ADD
Philosophical and practical framework
The ideal client is someone who comes to therapy with a willingness to work on his/her issues. I experienced in child, adolescent, family and individual. It is possible that you’ve been to therapists and counselors in the past, and you’ve been disappointed by the lack of concern and care. It is my firm belief that no one deserves to endure the pain of psychological affliction, especially when real help is available. I do everything within my means to ensure my clients’ success, and if you happen to be struggling, I want to extend the same help to you.
I have over 24 years of experience in a wide range of clinical settings, providing individual, family, couples/relationship, and child psychotherapy. I help my clients reframe the negative situations in their lives, and use spiritually-centered cognitive behavioral therapy to help them turn these situations around and achieve positive outcomes.
We all face challenges on our life journey. I will assist your growth process by giving you support and honest feedback. I create a safe environment in which you can explore feelings and inner child injuries. I believe these injuries interfere with a person’s achieving goals in adulthood life
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