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(p. 244) Application of Evidence-Based Practices for Trauma-Related Disorders Among Sexual Minority Women 

(p. 244) Application of Evidence-Based Practices for Trauma-Related Disorders Among Sexual Minority Women
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(p. 244) Application of Evidence-Based Practices for Trauma-Related Disorders Among Sexual Minority Women
Author(s):

Debra Kaysen

, Keren Lehavot

, and Emily R. Dworkin

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190669300.003.0011
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date: 24 April 2019

This chapter describes the prevalence of trauma exposure and related mental health disorders among sexual minority women (SMW). It reviews theoretical models that explain the ways in which trauma exposure among SMW may lead to mental health concerns, including minority stress, insidious trauma, and psychological mediation theoretical frameworks, as well as how other theoretical frameworks such as emotional processing theory and social cognitive theory may be applied to SMW. The chapter then briefly reviews the literature on assessment and on leading treatment approaches for trauma-related disorders in the general population, and it discusses how these may be tailored for SMW. Throughout the chapter, illustrative case examples of how to apply these principles with SMW are presented. Finally, it concludes with future directions and emerging trends in the field.

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