A feminist psychological perspective on the treatment of battered women partners is taken by this volume, which offers a challenge to traditional family therapy intervention in family violence.
Experts on legal, ethical and practical issues propose alternatives to the family systems approach and address key areas such as: the psychological state of women who remain in violent relationships; current laws governing family violence; training therapists to recognize family violence; multiethnic perspectives on the problem; and the impact of abusive parental relationships on children. Specific guidelines for individual work with victims are also presented.
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Table of Contents
Foreword - Mary P KossAn Overview of Domestic Violence - Michèle Harway and Marsali HansenThe Legal Road to Freedom - Barbara J HartBattered Women - Michèle Harway Characteristics and CausesTherapist Perceptions of Family Violence - Michèle Harway and Marsali HansenStudying Battered Women and Batterers - Maureen C Mc Hugh Feminist Perspectives on MethodologyFeminism and Family Therapy - Marsali Hansen A Review of Feminist Critiques of Approaches to Family ViolenceConjoint Therapy with Violent Couples - Marsali Hansen and Irene Goldenberg Some Valid ConsiderationsFeminism and Recovering from Battering - Elizabeth Register Working with the Individual WomanTreating the Batterer - Edward W GondolfPsychotherapy Supervision - Beverly J Goodwin Training Therapists to Recognize Family ViolenceImpact of Abusive Marital Relationships on Children - Pearl S BermanTherapist Duty in Domestic Violence Cases - Nancyann N Cervantes Ethical ConsiderationsA Multicultural Perspective in the Treatment of Domestic Violence - Nancyann N Cervantes and Joseph M CervantesDomestic Violence and Child Custody - Marsha B Liss and Geraldine Butts StahlyViolence in Lesbian Relationships - Claire M RenzettiLegal Self-Defense for Battered Women - Lenore E A WalkerEstablishing Feminist Systemic Criteria for Viewing Violence and Alcoholism - Cynthia S Cooley with Kathleen SeversonIntervening with Violent Families - Marsali Hansen and Michèle Harway Directions for Future Generations of Therapists