Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What About Shame?

Video Description:
In this video Dr. Pennie Farrell of the Sex Offender Information Station, discusses shame and how it effects sex abuse victims and sexual abusers. She explains the process of moving shame away from the victim and suggests "giving" it to the abuser. She discusses practical ways this can be done by anyone affected by abuse. She starts by defining guilt as a mistake I have made, and shame is a belief that I am the mistake. Be sure to watch this important video.


1 comment :

Mark said...

"She explains the process of moving shame away from the victim and suggests "giving" it to the abuser." Dr. Farrell has offered nothing new in the "psycho-dynamic" realm. This is, what she discussed, the typical techniques used in prison sex offender programs as well as forced "therapy" on parole or probation. The only thing that this video did produce is yet another "star" who thinks she has (all) the answers. This technique is typically called "SHAME AVERSION." Yawn. (operates on almost the same principles as sex offender registration) Why,? The general consensus is that sex offenders are narcissistic, self-centered, unable to "feel" anything, have no regard for a victim, young or old thus, "we" the therapists will drill into their heads "SHAME." After a while for the most part, this technique will begin to seep into their minds and weaken their conscience etc. etc. If this is accomplished, then on to "cognitive distortion thinking," dealing with fantasies etc. I can go on but you all get the point.