Spouse Abuse: Assessing and Treating Battered Women, Batterers, and Their Children / Edition 2

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Harway (Antioch U., Santa Barbara; Fielding Graduate Institute) and Hansen's (psychology, Pennsylvania State U.) text provides hands-on training for clinicians at a variety of levels about how to assess and intervene with individuals and families experiencing spouse abuse. The second edition reports the latest information since publication of the first edition 11 years ago about the prevalence and seriousness of the problem, and provides additional guidelines on how to conduct an assessment and work with batterers, and greatly expanded information on assessing and treating children. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568870854
  • Publisher: Professional Resource Exchange Inc
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 99
  • Sales rank: 425,603

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iii
Preface to the Second Edition v
1 What Kinds of Families Are Violent? 1
How Common Is Violence in the Family? 1
How Serious Is Spousal Violence? 3
Context Within Which Battering Occurs 4
Who Seeks Treatment? 5
Working With Families Experiencing Spousal Abuse 7
Case Example 1 Susan and George 8
2 How Much Do You Know About Spousal Abuse? 11
Self-Quiz 12
Self-Quiz Answers 16
Detailed Answers 20
3 Assessment of Spouse Abuse 33
Assessing the Woman for Spouse Abuse 34
Does Violence Exist? 34
How Dangerous Is the Violence? 41
How Severely Affected Is the Client? 42
Assessing the Batterer for Spouse Abuse 42
Assessing a Couple for Violence 46
Assessing Children for the Effects of Spousal Abuse 49
Exploration of Factors 49
Impact on Development 52
Young Children (Preschoolers) 54
School-Aged Children (Ages 6-12) 55
Adolescents (Teenagers) 55
Emotional Disturbances 56
A Last Word on Assessment 59
4 Treatment of Spouse Abuse 61
The Individual Woman 61
Crisis Intervention 61
Short-Term Counseling 64
Long-Term Counseling 65
Case Example: Catherine 66
The Therapy 67
Establishing Goals in Working With Battered Women 67
Therapy for the Batterer 68
Crisis Intervention 70
Short-Term and Long-Term Counseling 72
Case Example: Mark 73
The Therapy 73
Therapy With the Couple 73
Beginning Couple's Therapy: Treatment Goals 74
Later Therapy: Treatment Goals 74
Case Example: Joe and Bonnie 75
The Therapy 76
Therapy With Children 76
Individual Treatment Approaches 77
Group Therapy Approaches 77
Parent/Child Interventions 78
Case Example: Bill 79
The Therapy 79
Summary 80
5 A Final Word on Spouse Abuse 81
References 85
Subject Index 95
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