In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: DARVO response to sexual assault allegations DARVO is an acronym to describe a pattern of responses that sexual offenders may display when they are faced with accountability for their actions. Before getting into what DARVO stands for, I'll … Continue reading What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations
When it comes to sexual interactions, it seems like the notion of consent should be pretty simple – yes means yes, no means no, easy peasy, right? Except obviously it's not that simple for a disturbingly large number of people, which begs the question how have we gotten it so wrong as a society that … Continue reading Why don’t more people understand consent?
A couple of years ago I was thinking about applying for a nursing job with a sexual assault support team, so I decided to learn more about the body's fight/flight/freeze response to trauma such as sexual assault. What I found out was really interesting, and it's been brought to mind lately reading about fellow bloggers' … Continue reading The neurobiology of traumatic fight/flight/freeze