Treating the Abusive Partner: An Individualized Cognitive-Behavioral Approach / Edition 1
Intimate partner violence is notoriously difficult to treat, and this promising manual presents the first one-on-one cognitive-behavioral treatment approach for this highly challenging population. Provided are a straightforward rationale and clear guidelines for implementing the authors' flexible four-phase model, which is grounded in extensive research and clinical experience. Detailed case examples illustrate the complexities of conceptualizing individual cases and working with clients to enhance motivation for change, eliminate assaultive and threatening behaviors, alter abuse-maintaining schemas and beliefs, build relationship skills, and reduce relapse risks.
1. Introduction 2. The Forms and Patterns of Abusive Behavior 3. The Clinically Relevant Characteristics of Partner Abuse Perpetrators 4. Intervention Models and Research 5. Clinical Assessment of the Abusive Client 6. Case Formulation 7. Enhancing Motivation to Change and Engagement into Treatment 8. Relationship Skills Training 9. Cognitive Intervention Strategies 10. Trauma Recovery 11. Relapse Prevention
Practitioners and students in clinical and counseling psychology, social work, psychiatry, and family therapy; other mental health and human service providers working with couples and families. Serves as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses in couple therapy, domestic violence, interpersonal violence, social work practice with families, and partner abuse.