This unique workshop describes the complex mother-daughter incestuous relationship, the subtle, yet intentional violations of normal mother-child boundaries, covert and overt abuse, and the psychological manipulations used to silence victims. Recent cases in which mothers were successfully prosecuted for sexually abusing their daughters will be briefly shared. Attendees will learn ways to include mothers as potential perpetrators in prevention programs and in sexual abuse investigations. Six key therapeutic issues for recovery will be identified. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the common dynamics and also some of the differences between mother-daughter and mother-son incest. The presenter is both an experienced counselor and a resilient survivor of maternal sexual abuse.
Describe three interpersonal characteristics of the incestuous mother-daughter relationship.
List two behavioral “red flag” indicators of potential mother-child sexual abuse.
Identify three therapeutic issues critical to victims’ recovery from mother-daughter sexual abuse.