Escaping a toxic childhood

As a psychologist in private practice during the early 1980s, I began to establish a specialty in treating survivors of longterm child abuse. One regular source of clients was an agency that helped individuals with a work history hampered by medical or psychological impairments. Some of these people were later authorised to enter therapy with me, but my initial charge was to conduct a comprehensive psychological evaluation with each of them, at the core of which was a detailed interview covering their life history from childhood onward.

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