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naturally bring to the therapeutic relationship.
Examination of the literature indicates that child sexual abuse is associated with multiple short-term and long-term psychological difficulties. Most of these studies have used correlational designs and retrospective reports of abuse, with the result that few studies have been theory-driven and are thus unable to inform clinical practice.
Combining attachment theory with the traumagenic dynamics model provides a better explanation of the consequences observed in the literature than either model in isolation, as well as providing a conceptual framework with which to guide both further research and clinical practice.