Group therapy as primary treatment for adolescent victims of intrafamilial sexual abuse

  title={Group therapy as primary treatment for adolescent victims of intrafamilial sexual abuse},
  author={Beverly J. Knittle and Susan J. Tuana},
  journal={Clinical Social Work Journal},
This article describes the therapeutic needs of adolescent victims of sexual abuse and presents the case that group therapy more effectively addresses these needs than individual or family therapies. 

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