As therapists it’s impossible to work with a human rights injustice, such as sexual violence, purely within the rooms in which we meet survivors. All of the forms this injustice can take are found in so many spaces, meaning that the world is re-traumatising for those already affected by trauma.
In a new blog I think about: what are therapist’s social responsibilities when working with survivors of sexual violence? If we don’t extend our attentions beyond the therapy space, are we in danger of compounding victim-blaming and perpetuating cultural silence?
Ultimately, therapists need to raise our voices and step outside the room to fully support survivors of sexual violence.