Overview

This volume makes a signal contribution to understanding and treating couples' abuse. The editors and contributors expand the models of abusive relationships to include the special concerns of gay and lesbian couples, mutually violent partners, abusive women, and others. Based on a special issue of the respected journal Violence and Victims, the book shatters myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds new light on a complex social problem. This volume will be a resource for counselors, therapists, and social ...
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Domestic Partner Abuse

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Overview

This volume makes a signal contribution to understanding and treating couples' abuse. The editors and contributors expand the models of abusive relationships to include the special concerns of gay and lesbian couples, mutually violent partners, abusive women, and others. Based on a special issue of the respected journal Violence and Victims, the book shatters myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds new light on a complex social problem. This volume will be a resource for counselors, therapists, and social workers concerned with domestic violence, as well as for students and educators in the field.

Lesbian battering/head-injured males/wife assault, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826190925
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,287,203
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin. Since 1982, he has conducted treatment and research programs with domestically violent men and women, and developed and evaluated health care provider training programs to deliver violence prevention services to patients. Dr. Hamberger is Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Governors Council for Domestic Abuse, and was Chair of the Committee that developed the 1996 Wisconsin Male Batterer Treatment Standards. He presently co-chairs a task force for the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute charged with developing professional credentials for providers of intimate partner violence offender services. He is a founding member and past Chair of the Wisconsin Batterer Treatment Provider Association. He has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. He is on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals. He is the past Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Violence Education and President of the Board of Directors of Womens Horizons domestic abuse shelter in Kenosha, WI. Dr. Hamberger has published approximately 80 articles, chapters, and 5 books, including Treating Men Who Batter: Theories, Programs, and Practice, Domestic Partner Abuse, Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers, and Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention in Medical and Mental Healthcare Settings.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: Expanding Paradigms for Understanding and Intervening into Partner Violence
1 Gay and Bisexual Male Domestic Violence Victimization: Challenges to Feminist Theory and Responses to Violence 1
2 Are Bi-Directionally Violent Couples Mutually Victimized? A Gender-Sensitive Comparison 23
3 Counseling Heterosexual Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Implications for Theory and Practice 53
4 Lesbian Battering: The Relationship Between Personality and the Perpetration of Violence 77
5 Head-Injured Males: A Population at Risk for Relationship Aggression? 103
6 Patriarchy and Wife Assault: The Ecological Fallacy 125
7 Psychopharmacological Treatment of Aggressive Behavior: Implications for Domestically Violent Men 153
8 Expanding the Boundaries: Toward a More Inclusive and Integrated Study of Intimate Violence 191
9 On Dancing With a Bear: Reflections on Some of the Current Debates Among Domestic Violence Theorists 213
Index 223
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