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dc.contributor.authorPadmanabhanunni, Anita
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, David
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T09:40:25Z
dc.date.available2017-06-06T09:40:25Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationPadmanabhanunni, A. & Edwards, D. (2013). Victimisation in the lives of lesbian-identified women in South Africa: implications for clinical assessment and treatment. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23(3): 385-392en_US
dc.identifier.issn1433-0237
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/2932
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2013.10820642
dc.description.abstractFew clinical studies have examined victimisation in the lives of lesbian women in South Africa and whether there are distinct implications for psychological treatment. This paper presents the assessment and treatment of a lesbian-identified South African survivor of childhood sexual abuse who, as an adult, was raped and later gang raped. Her victimisation in adulthood represented ‘corrective rape’ motivated by the prejudiced assumption that the sexuality of lesbian women is pathological and should be ‘corrected’ through rape. This paper lends insights into the role of heterosexism in shaping vulnerability to victimisation and the process of recovery. It provides recommendations for work with sexual minority clients and highlights the implications when there is an absence of safety and support in the external environment.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNational Inquiry Services Centreen_US
dc.rightsThis is the author-version of the article published online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2013.10820642
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subject'Corrective rape'en_US
dc.subjectLesbian womenen_US
dc.subjectClinical practiceen_US
dc.subjectSystematic case study researchen_US
dc.titleVictimisation in the lives of lesbian-identified women in South Africa: implications for clinical assessment and treatmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.status.ispeerreviewedTRUE
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