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Re-Authoring Identity: Narrative Practices in Group Modality with Women Exiting Prostitution
Description: This presentation will review results of a doctoral dissertation designed to uncover how life experiences and societal discourses affect one's sense of self during and after the process of exiting street-based prostitution.The legalities of sex work vary by location, though prostitution remains illegal throughout an overwhelming majority of the United States. Narrative therapy practices are suited to shift one away from problem-saturated accounts into preferred narratives and new identities as one transitions from "victim" to "survivor."
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: apply specific narrative practices with survivors of sexual trauma to aid in re-authoring identity.