Aired Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:00 PM ET
Healing from Child Sexual Abuse with Brooke Woon BPsych, PGCouns, PGPsych
Dr. Martha welcomes Brooke Woon to discuss the how the impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) can last long after the abuse has finished. Further conversation will explore practical ways to heal from child sexual abuse, and create a happy fulfilling life. She believes no matter what happens it’s always possible to heal.
About the Guest: Brooke Woon BPsych, PGCouns, PGPsych
Brooke is a passionate advocate for victims of child sexual abuse, and an educator on the subject. Brooke has worked as a Psychologist with adult and child victims of child sexual abuse, and male and female perpetrators of child sexual abuse. She is the author of the book ‘I believe you – How to heal from child sexual abuse’, which is written for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and is also being embraced by practitioners who help these victims.
Brooke has worked with people who have lived through trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, ADHD, social difficulties, addictions, sexuality and intimacy challenges, relationship, family and anger issues, parenting struggles, intellectual impairment and more.
Brooke has worked for various mental health programs, community and government agencies, including the Western Australian Police Force, and has had her own practice. Brooke has extensive experience in individual, couple and child counselling. She enjoys public speaking, creating and running workshops, and support groups on a variety of mental health issues and self-help topics.
You can read more about Brooke and her work on brookewoon.com. Brooke’s book ‘I believe you – How to heal from child sexual abuse’ is available from booktopia at https://www.booktopia.com.au, or through major bookstores. If you would like further support she has a Facebook page and group called Healing from Child Sexual abuse at https://www.facebook.com/Healing-from-Child-Sexual-Abuse-1516894428546574/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/understanding.csa/ and https://twitter.com/BrookeWoon.