Battered Women and Their Families: Intervention Strategies and Treatment Programs, Third Edition / Edition 3

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"The definitive work on battered women is now in a timely third edition. New material on: Same-sex violence Working with children in shelters Immigrant women affected by domestic violence Elder mistreatment

Considered the complete, in-depth guide to effective interventions for this pervasive social disease, Battered Women and Their Families has been updated to include new case studies, cultural perspectives, and assessment protocols. In an area of counseling that cannot receive enough attention, Dr. Robert's work stands out as an essential treatment tool for all clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, and graduate students who work with battered women on a daily basis.


Appropriate for: Family Violence Treatment Specialists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826145925
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/18/2007
  • Series: Springer Series on Family Violence
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Albert R. Roberts (DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE), is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Livingston College Campus, Rutgers--the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick and Piscataway, NJ. Dr. Roberts conducts seminars and teaches courses on research methods, crisis intervention and brief treatment, program evaluation, family violence intervention, adolescence, victimology, social policy, and juvenile justice. He previously taught at the Indiana University School of Social Work in Indianapolis. He received his doctorate in social work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1978. Dr. Roberts is a Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the council on Social Work Education. Dr. Roberts is the founding editor of the Springer Series on Family Violence, which includes his edited classic text Battered Women and Their Families (Third Edition, 2007) and the Springer Series on Social Work. He edited the The Social Workers' Desk Reference, which has become a standard reference in the field since it was published in 2002, as well as the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Third Edition. He is the current editor of the Journal Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention.

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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by Barbara B White, PhD




    Section I: Overview, Stages of Change, Crisis Intervention, and Time-Limited Treatment

  2. Overview and New Directions for Intervening on Behalf of Battered Women, ALbert R. Roberts, PhD
  3. Cognitive Problem-Solving Therapy and Stages of Change That Facilitate and Sustain Battered Women's Leaving, Sondra Burman, PhD
  4. National Survey on Empowerment Strategies, Crisis Intervention, and Cognitive Problem-Solving Therapy With Battered Women, Albert R. Roberts, PhD, and Sondra Burman, PhD
  5. Discovering Strengths and Competencies in Female Domestic Violence Victims: An Application of Roberts's Continuum of the Duration and Severity of Woman Battering, Mo-Yee Lee, PhD
  6. National Survey of 107 Shelters for Battered Women and Their Children, Albert R. Roberts, PhD, Gina Robertiello, PhD, and Kimberly Bender, MSW
  7. The Stress-Crisis Continuum: Its Application to Domestic Violence, Ann W. Burgess, DNSc, RN, CS, FAAN, Albert R. Roberts, PhD, and Pamela V. Valentine, PhD
  8. Community Response Models for Battered Women: From Crisis Intervention to Legal Advocacy and Court-Based Justice Centers, Karen S. Knox, PhD, and Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, PhD
  9. Section II: Children and Adolescents From Violence Homes

  10. Complex Trauma and Crisis Intervention With Children in Shelters for Battered Women, Peter Lehmann, PhD, and Emily Spence, PhD
  11. Double Jeopardy: Risk Assessment in the Context of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence, Aron Shlonsy, PhD, and Colleen Friend, PhD
  12. Intervention and Treatment Strategies With Adolescents From Maritally Violent Homes, Maura O'Keefe, PhD, and Shirley Lebovics, LCSW
  13. Section III: Health Care and Mental Health Policies and Practices With Battered Women

  14. Roles for Health Care Professionals in the United Kingdom and the United States in Addressing the Problem of Domestic Violence, June Keeling, BSc (Hons), RGN, RM, and Katherine S. van Wormer, PhD, MSSW
  15. Battered Women in the Emergency Room: Emerging Roles for the Emergency Room Social Worker and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mary E. Boes, PhD
  16. Imminent Danger of Failing to Redefine Women Battering as Coercive Control: Contextualizing an Application of Roberts's Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model and the Ecological Nested Model, Cynthia Wilcox Lischick, PhD, DVS
  17. Conjoint Therapy for the Treatment of Partner Abuse: Indications and Contraindications, Janet A. Geller, EdD, LCSW
  18. Domestic Violence Against Women With Mental Retardation, Leone Murphy, RN, MS, and Nancy J. Razza, PhD
  19. Section IV: High-Risk Groups and Vulnerable Populations

  20. Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: An Integrated Approach, Katherine S. van Wormer, PhD, MSSW
  21. Poverty, Women, Welfare, Work, and Domestic Violence, Diane L. Green, PhD, and Patricia Brownell, PhD
  22. Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Myths, Facts, Correlates, Treatment, and Prevention Strategies, Nicky Ali Jackson, PhD
  23. Global Issues in Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: Policy, Research, and Practice, Patricia Brownell, PhD
  24. Section V: Cross-Cultural Issues, Policies, and Practices With Battered Women

  25. The Use of the Culturagram in Understanding Immigrant Women Affected by Domestic Violence, Elaine P. Congress, PhD, DSW, and Patricia Brownell, PhD
  26. Venezuelan-American Abusive Relationships: Assessment and Treatment, Diane L. Green, PhD, and Mary W. Viani, MSW
  27. Chinese Battered Women in North America: Their Experiences and Treatment, Mo-Yee Lee, PhD, and Patrick Au, DIP, PSW, CQSW
  28. Validating Coping Strategies and Empowering Latino Battered Women in Puerto Rico, Diana Valle Ferrer, PhD, LCSW
  29. Author Index

    Subject Index

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