Couples Therapy for Domestic Violence: Finding Safe Solutions

Couples Therapy for Domestic Violence: Finding Safe Solutions

by Sandra M. Stith, Eric E. McCollum
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433809826

ISBN-13: 9781433809828

Pub. Date: 06/15/2011

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Up to 65% of couples who seek therapy for marital problems have had at least one violent episode. Unfortunately, therapists often miss this information because they do not effectively assess for it. This book presents a safety-focused approach to assessment and treatment of couples who choose to remain together after one or both partners have been violent. Since

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Overview

Up to 65% of couples who seek therapy for marital problems have had at least one violent episode. Unfortunately, therapists often miss this information because they do not effectively assess for it. This book presents a safety-focused approach to assessment and treatment of couples who choose to remain together after one or both partners have been violent. Since 1997 the authors have been conducting Domestic Violence Focused Couples Treatment (DVFCT), collecting data, and refining the program with the goal of helping couples eliminate all forms of violence and begin on a positive path toward their vision of a healthy relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433809828
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Changing Face of Intimate Partner Violence Treatment 7

Chapter 2 Assessment for Intimate Partner Violence and Screening for Inclusion in the Treatment Program 21

Chapter 3 Domestic Violence-Focused Couples Therapy Within a Solution-Focused Framework 31

Chapter 4 Session 1: Honoring the Problem 43

Chapter 5 Session 2: The Foundation for Domestic Violence-Focused Couples Therapy-Defining the Miracle 51

Chapter 6 Session 3: Introduction to Intimate Partner Violence 63

Chapter 7 Session 4: Mindfulness and Safety Planning 75

Chapter 8 Session 5: Escalation and Negotiated Time-Out 87

Chapter 9 Session 6: Alcohol and Drug Use 109

Chapter 10 Sessions 7: Through 18 Phase 2-Conjoint Treatment 121

Chapter 11 Constraints, Multicouple Group Adaptations, and Termination 147

Chapter 12 Our Clients 161

Chapter 13 Our Research Findings 169

Suggested Readings 183

References 185

Index 193

About the Authors 203

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