Monika Bormann, born 1955, Dipl.-Psych., psych. Psychotherapist, Therapist for traumatic disorders, Study of psychology and cath. theology in bochum with an exam in psychology. Working for 14 years in a counselling center for families. In that time working for some hours in the office of a psychotherapist with the allowance of a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy. Licensed as a psych. psychotherapist since 1999 with the emphasis on behaviour therapy, and registered in the list of psychotherapists for children and adolescents.
Since 1995 chief of the specialized counselling center for children and adolescents who had been abused or neglected. The themes had been expanded to children and adolescents, who witnessed violence between their parents, to children and adolescents, who themselves behaved sexually intrusive to other children, professional psychosocial company during criminal proceedings, therapy for men, who act violent against their female partner.
Since 2005 chief of the help for children and adolescents in the caritas association in Bochum and Wattenscheid.
Since 1992 several jobs as teacher in universities and training instituts for psychotherapists.
Sexual violence between siblings: Psychodynamics and support
The relationship between siblings is based on closeness and a lot of knowing about one another. It is part of the family relationships, what can mean solidarity and affiliation, but also jealousy, desertedness, anger or hatred. And always it means unequal relationships. These unequal relationships are the basis for one child, to live its sexual desire or also its anger or disappointment at the expense of the sibling without the possibility for this child to defend or to look for help.
This lecture describes the dynamic behind sexual abuse and combines it to the situation of siblings. For helping the family, it is important to take care of the situation of the parents, who normally try to stick the family together. There is always the risk to do this without caring enough for the abused child.