The Battered Woman Syndrome, Third Edition / Edition 3

The Battered Woman Syndrome, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Lenore E. A. Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826102522

ISBN-13: 9780826102522

Pub. Date: 03/23/2009

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This is an excellent book, written by the foremost authority in the field. [It] is easy to read and does a nice job integrating theory and research." Score: 95, 4 stars

--Doody's

Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now,

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This is an excellent book, written by the foremost authority in the field. [It] is easy to read and does a nice job integrating theory and research." Score: 95, 4 stars

--Doody's

Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more.

This third edition presents updated data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire (BWSQ). With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, these data detail the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.S. Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence.

Discussions on the revised criteria for the BWS and PTSD:

  • Posttraumatic stress and re-experiencing the trauma
  • High levels of anxiety and arousal
  • Emotional numbing, avoidance behaviors, and depression
  • Disrupted interpersonal relationships
  • Distorted body image and physical illnesses
  • Sexual issues, including feelings of guilt, shame, and jealousy

Key topics discussed:

  • Attachment issues for battered women and the men who batter them
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Risk factors for further abuse
  • Women in prison and battered women who kill their abusive partners in self-defense
  • The Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP) which helps women better understand how the violence has impacted their lives

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826102522
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
611,545
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 The Battered Woman Syndrome Overview

Chapter 2 History

Chapter 3 What Is the Battered Woman Syndrome?

Chapter 4 Learned Helplessness, Learned Optimism and Battered Women

Chapter 5 Descriptions of Violence and the Cycle of Violence

Chapter 6 Risk Assessment and Lethal Potential

Chapter 7 Body Image and Somatic Symptoms

Chapter 8 Sexuality Issues

Chapter 9 Battered Women's Attachment Style and Interpersonal
Functioning
Chapter 10 Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Chapter 11 Impact of Violence in the Home on Children

Chapter 12 Cross- Cultural and Cross-National Issues in Domestic Violence

Chapter 13 Domestic Violence Courts and Batterer's Treatment Programs

Chapter 14 Battered Women in Jail and Prison

Chapter 15 Mental Health Needs of Battered Women

Chapter 16 Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP)

References

Index

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