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Ending Men's Violence against Their Partners
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Ending Men's Violence against Their Partners
One Road to Peace


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Adults & Violence (General)

December 1989 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`This book is excellent and will no doubt become a definitive text on the subject of group treatment of men who batter their partners. The writing style is clear, concise and easy to read. I strongly recommend the book to all mental health professionals who are required to deal with such men' - British Journal of Psychiatry

This practical guide leads counsellors working with violent men through the specifics of the counselling process, instructing the reader in particular clinical skills, strategies and programme content. The authors present a group treatment programme as the treatment of choice but also describe individual assessment and counselling. They start by examining current theory and research and identify the most salient factors in understanding men who assault their partners. They then detail preparatory work, including assessment prior to entering a programme, and examine crisis intervention work. There is then a focus on group therapy with a detailed treatment manual, followed by an exploration of the personal and interpersonal effects of working with violent men.

 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
 
Perspectives on Wife Assault
 
Characteristics of Men Who Batter
 
Treatment Perspectives
 
PART TWO: INDIVIDUAL CONTACTS
 
First Contacts
 
Crisis Intervention
 
Assessment
 
PART THREE: TREATMENT
 
The Use of Groups
 
The Beginning Phase
 
The Middle Phase
 
The Ending Phase
 
PART FOUR: COUNSELORS' ISSUES
 
Counselors' Issues

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