Date of Award


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Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Dawnette Cigrand


Extensive research has been conducted exploring the effects of childhood sexual abuse and the impact it has on women in adulthood. The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of childhood sexual abuse on women in adulthood in the intimacy versus isolation stage of Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development. Specifically, this paper will examine the effects on interpersonal relationships, mental health, and resilience.

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