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Author Dutton, Mary Ann, 1949-

Title Empowering and healing the battered woman : a model for assessment and intervention / Mary Ann Dutton.

Publication Info. New York : Springer Pub. Co., [1992]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.829 D981E    Check Shelf
Description xx, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Lenore E. A. Walker -- Pt. I. Conceptual Framework and Assessment. 1. Women's Response to Battering: A Psychological Model. Women's Response to Battering: The Model. Case Illustrations. 2. Understanding the Nature and Pattern of Abusive Behavior. Defining Abuse. Strategies of Assessment. Impact of Assessment Procedures. 3. Strategies to Escape, Avoid, and Survive Abuse. Escape and Survival Strategies. Effectiveness of Strategies. Self-Defense as Survival Response. Strategies of Assessment. 4. Psychological Effects of Abuse. Psychology of Traumatic Response. Distinctions Between Domestic Violence and Other Traumas. Classification of Traumatic Effects. Diagnostic Issues. Strategies of Assessment. 5. Mediators of the Battered Woman's Response to Abuse. The Differential Impact of Abuse. Mediating Factors. Strategies of Assessment -- Pt. II. Intervention. 6. The Framework for Intervention with Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence. General Philosophy of Treatment. Goals of Intervention -- Useful Techniques for Intervention. Modality of Intervention. Ethical and Legal Considerations. 7. Protective Interventions. Recurrent Abuse/Victimization. Suicide Risk. Homicide Risk. Acute and Severe Stress Reaction. 8. Making Choices. Components of Choice Making. Intervention Strategies. A Final Note on Choice Making. 9. Posttraumatic Therapy: Healing the Psychological Effects of Battering. The Nature of Healing. Compounded Trauma: When Battering Is Not the Only Trauma. Posttraumatic Therapy: Strategies for Intervention. Adjunctive Therapies. 10. Issues for the Professional Working with Abuse. Vicarious Traumatization. Risk to the Therapist. Attitudes and Values of the Professional. Victimization History of the Professional. Therapist's Self-Care -- Appendix A: Abusive Behavior Observation Checklist (ABOC) -- Appendix B: Questionnaires for Assessing Battered Woman's Cognitions about Violence -- Appendix C: Response to Violence Inventory: Strategies to Escape, Avoid, and Survive Abuse -- Appendix D: Normative Data from a Sample of Battered Women on Measures of Psychological Effects of Trauma -- Appendix E: Psychological Evaluation Report.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index.
Subject Abused women -- Counseling of.
Abused women -- United States -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Women -- psychology.
Spouse Abuse -- psychology.
Spouse Abuse -- rehabilitation.
ISBN 0826171303
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