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Author Murray, Christine E.

Title Responding to family violence : a comprehensive, research-based guide for therapists / Christine E. Murray and Kelly N. Graves
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Brunner-Routledge, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 449 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Overview of a Research-Informed Approach to Responding to Family Violence -- Defining Family Violence -- Clinical Challenges Associated with Family Violence -- The Complexity of Family Violence Cases -- Family Violence Response Systems -- Seeking Research-Based Guidance for Practice -- Personal Challenges Associated with Working with Family Violence -- The Context of Ethics -- The Research Basis for This Book -- The Extensive Body of Family Violence Research -- Appropriate Caution in Applying Research to Practice -- Translating Research into Practice -- Overview of the Following Chapters -- PART I -- 2. Intimate Partner Violence: Background and Overview of Response Systems -- Definitions: What is Intimate Partner Violence? -- Physical Abuse -- Sexual Abuse -- Emotional/Psychological/Verbal Abuse -- IPV Terminology: Types, Perpetrators, Victims, and Survivors -- Statistics: How Common is IPV? -- Gender and IPV Perpetration and Victimization
Note continued: Understanding the Child Maltreatment Response System -- Legal Systems -- Sample relevant ethical standards -- Other Components of the Child Maltreatment Response System -- Summary -- 7. Guidelines for the Assessment of Child Maltreatment -- General Child Maltreatment Assessment Considerations -- Dimensions of Child Maltreatment Assessment -- Assessment of the Abuse -- Assessment of the Victim -- Assessment of Non-Offending Parents and General Family Functioning -- Assessment of Child Maltreatment Perpetrators -- Conclusion -- 8. Therapy to Address Child Maltreatment -- General Treatment Considerations -- Theory- and Research-Based Therapy Approaches for Victims -- Treatment Modalities -- Topics Addressed in Treatment -- General Research on Child Maltreatment Interventions -- Individual Approaches to Therapy with Child Maltreatment Victims -- Family-Focused Treatments for Child Maltreatment Victims -- Treatment for Child Maltreatment Perpetrators
4. Treatment for Battering -- Therapy with Battering Victims -- Creating a Context of Support -- Sample Relevant Ethical Standards -- Safety Planning and Risk Assessment -- Intervention Approaches -- Counseling Victims Deciding Whether and How to Leave an Abusive Relationship -- Summary -- Treatment with Battering Perpetrators -- Overview of Batterer Intervention Program Standards, Effectiveness, and Approaches -- The Effectiveness of Batterers Intervention Programs -- Treatment for "Atypical" Cases -- Summary: Treatment with Battering Perpetrators -- 5. Conjoint Treatment for Couples Who Have Experienced IPV -- Ethical Issue: Determining Whether Conjoint Therapy is Appropriate -- Case Example: Kate and Joe -- Conjoint Therapy: The Context of Controversy -- Reasons Conjoint Treatment Should Be Avoided -- Reasons Conjoint Treatment Should be Considered -- Conditions Under Which Conjoint Treatment May Be Appropriate
Assessment Considerations -- Treatment Considerations -- Conclusion -- 11. Family Violence and Co-Occurring Substance Abuse -- General Treatment Considerations -- General Consideration 1 The Primary Focus in Treatment Must Remain on Safety -- General Consideration 2 There is a Need for Increased Coordination of Treatment -- General Consideration 3 Therapists Need to Consider Potential Overlaps with Mental Health Issues -- Intimate Partner Violence -- Substance Abuse among IPV Perpetrators -- Substance Abuse among IPV Victims -- Couple Therapy when IPV is Present -- Child Maltreatment -- Substance Abuse among Child Maltreatment Perpetrators -- Substance Abuse among Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Victimized -- Substance Abuse among Adult Survivors of Childhood Maltreatment -- Elder Abuse -- Conclusion -- 12. Family Violence and Cultural Issues -- Examples of Cultural Norms and Experiences Related to Family Violence -- Ethnicity and Family Violence
Examples of Prevention for Different Types of Family Violence -- IPV Prevention -- Child Maltreatment Prevention -- Elder Abuse -- Conclusion -- PART IV -- 14. Self-Care for Therapists Working with Clients Impacted by Family Violence -- What Makes This Work So Personally and Professionally Challenging? -- Conceptualizations of Therapists' Work with Clients Impacted by Family Violence -- Specific Impacts of This Work -- Self-Care Strategies -- Ethics Case Study: Burnout? -- Rewards from Working with Clients Impacted by Family Violence -- Conclusion -- 15. Conclusion: The Role of Therapists in Responding to Family Violence -- Review of Major Themes in this Book -- The Utmost Priority of Safety Considerations -- The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care -- The Importance of Thorough Clinical Assessment to Guide Treatment -- The Need to View and Treat Family Violence In Context -- Coordinating Clinical Work with Broader Family Violence Response Systems -- The Potential Insights and Limitations of Existing Research on Family Violence -- The Importance of Self-Care and Personal and Professional Reflection -- Summary
Geography and Family Violence: Focus on Rural Culture -- Professional Affiliation and Family Violence: The Cases of Military and Police Families -- Religion and Family Violence -- Socioeconomic Status and Family Violence -- General Guidelines for Culturally Responsive Therapy Related to Family Violence -- Help Clients Overcome Culture-Related Barriers to Useful Services -- Be Mindful of Immigration Issues -- Give Careful Consideration to Delicate Ethical Issues -- Consider Culture Intersectionally Rather Than Unidimensionally -- Conclusion -- 13. Family Violence Prevention -- Why Prevention? -- Understanding Prevention and General Recommendations for Prevention Work -- Consider Ethical Issues -- Maintain a Multilevel Focus, Especially Community -- Develop Programs with Content, Format, and Settings Appropriate to the Population -- Build on Existing Research -- Forge Interdisciplinary Partnerships
IPV In-Depth: New Understandings of Different Types of Violence and Perpetrators -- Situational Couple Violence -- Intimate Terrorism/Battering -- Violent Resistance -- Mutual Violent Control -- Separation-Instigated Violence -- Understanding Battering Perpetrators -- Common Characteristics among Battering Perpetrators and Victims -- Understanding Battering Perpetrators -- Understanding Battering Victims -- The Social Context Surrounding IPV -- Intergenerational Influences on IPV -- Sociodemographic Patterns and IPV -- Understanding the IPV Response System -- Summary -- 3. Guidelines for the Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence -- General IPV Assessment Recommendations -- Dimensions of IPV Assessment -- Assessment of the Violence -- Generalized Power and Control Dynamics -- Assessment of the Perpetrator -- Assessment of the Victim -- Assessment of Relationship Functioning -- Assessment of Other Relevant Characteristics -- Conclusion
Setting the Stage for Safety in Conjoint Treatment -- Nonviolence Contracts -- Conjoint Safety Planning -- Monitoring Client Safety during Conjoint Approaches -- Addressing "Secrets" in Conjoint Treatment -- Conjoint Treatment Approaches and Outcome Research -- Empirically Studied Conjoint Treatment Approaches -- Summary -- PART II -- 6. Child Maltreatment: Background and Overview of Response Systems -- Definitions: What is Child Maltreatment? -- Physical Abuse -- Sexual Abuse -- Emotional/Psychological Abuse -- Neglect -- Sibling Abuse -- Statistics: How Common is Child Maltreatment? -- Gender and Child Maltreatment -- Age and Child Maltreatment -- Race and Child Maltreatment -- Understanding Child Maltreatment Victims -- Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment Victimization -- Potential Consequences of Child Maltreatment Victimization -- Understanding Child Maltreatment Perpetrators -- Demographics -- Psychological Variables -- Personal Trauma History
Treatment Format and Content -- Theory- and Research-Based Therapy Approaches for Perpetrators -- Conclusion -- 9. Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Maltreatment -- Possible Client Characteristics and Presenting Concerns -- Physical Health Concerns -- Educational and Economic Status -- Mental Health -- Relationship Concerns -- Treatment Considerations -- General Considerations -- Assessment Considerations -- Specific Approaches -- An Integrative Three-Phase Process for Therapy -- Conclusion -- PART III -- 10. Abuse of Vulnerable Populations -- Family Violence and Disabilities -- Maltreatment of Individuals with Disabilities -- Maltreatment Perpetrated by Individuals with Disabilities -- Intimate Partner Violence among Individuals with HIV/AIDS -- Assessment and Treatment Considerations -- Elder Abuse -- What is Elder Abuse? -- How Common is Elder Abuse? -- Elder Abuse Response Systems -- Risk Factors for and Consequences of Elder Abuse
Summary The comprehensive theory- and research-based guidelines provided in this text help answer the personal and professional questions therapists have as they provide competent clinical treatment to clients who have experienced family violence. It presents academic, scholarly, and statistical terms in an accessible and user-friendly way, with useful take-away points for practitioners such as clarifying contradictory findings, summarizing major research-based implications and guidelines, and addressing the unique clinical challenges faced by mental health professionals. Both professionals and students in graduate-level mental health training programs will find the presentation of information and exercises highly useful, and will appreciate the breadth of topics covered: intimate partner violence, battering, child maltreatment and adult survivors, co-occurring substance abuse, the abuse of vulnerable populations, cultural issues, prevention, and self-care. Professionals and students alike will find that, with this book, they can help their clients overcome the significant traumas and challenges they face to let their strength and resilience shine through. -- web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-433) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Family violence.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Domestic Partner Abuse.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Elder Abuse.
Family violence.
Form Electronic book
Author Graves, Kelly N.
ISBN 020309445X