Family violence : explanations and evidence-based clinical practice / David M. Lawson.

Lawson, David M. [Browse]
  • Alexandria, Virginia : American Counseling Association, 2013.
  • ©2013
1 online resource (364 p.)


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Counselors-in-training, educators, and clinicians will benefit greatly from this in-depth and thought-provoking look at family violence, its effects, and treatment options. This book examines the major issues and current controversies in the field, provides background information on each type of family violence, and offers strategies for combating domestic abuse. In an informative discussion designed to enhance counselors' ability to assess and treat each type of family violence, Dr. Lawson covers both well recognized forms of maltreatment, such as the abuse of women and children, and less und
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  • Family Violence: Explanations and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Chapter 1: Introduction to Family Violence; Prevalence and Economic Cost of Family Violence; Defining Family Violence; Intimate Partner Violence; Cultural Issues and Family Violence; Controversy in the Field of Family Violence; History of Family Violence; Violence Against Children; Violence Against Female Intimates; Greek and Roman Influences; British and French Laws; American Laws; Influence of the Women's Movement; Violence Against Male Intimates; Summary
  • Suggested ReadingsChapter 2: Explanations and Models of Family Violence; Nested Ecological Model; Ontogenetic/Individual; Behavioral Genetics; Biological Factors; Nonbiological Factors; Microsystem; Exosystem; Macrosystem; Models of Family Violence That Most Influence Treatment; Social Cognitive Theory; Feminist Theory; Psychopathology; Psychodynamic/Attachment Theory; Family Systems Theory; Intimate Relationships; Theory Convergence; Summary; Suggested Readings; Chapter 3: Culture, Family Violence, and Cultural Competence; Minority and Majority Groups; Individualism Versus Collectivism
  • Acculturation StatusInterpreting Family Violence Statistics; Culture: Group Differences; Viewpoints on Child Maltreatment; Corporal Punishment and Physical Abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Child Neglect; Viewpoints on Female Partner Abuse; Help Seeking; Viewpoints on Sexual Assault; Viewpoints on Abuse of Male Partners; Viewpoints on Elder Abuse; Cultural Competence and the Client's Local World; Historical Macrosystem Influences and Family Violence; Environment and the Culture of Masculinity; Importance of a Division of Labor; Devaluation of Life; Origins of Honor Cultures
  • Females as the Keepers of Family HonorResearch; Cultural Protective Factors: Native Americans and West Africans; Religion and Family Violence; Fundamental Religious Influences; Maltreatment of Children; Religion as a Protective Factor Against Family Violence; Summary of Cultural Considerations in Treating Family Violence; Summary; Suggested Readings; Chapter 4: Male-on-Female Intimacy Violence: Descriptions, Consequences, and Counseling Implications; Sources of Male-on-Female Violence Data; Persistence of Partner Violence by Males; Descriptions of Male Partner-Abusers
  • Risk Factors for Partner Violence by MalesProtective Factors for Partner Violence by Males; Abuser Typologies; Early Abuser Typologies; Current Typology Research; Typologies Formed by Combining the Three Dimensions; Psychopathology-Based Typologies; Response-Style-Based Typologies; Criticism; Consequences of Male-on-Female Partner Violence; Physical Injuries; Sexual Assault; Homicides; Psychological Effects; Frequency, Severity, and Duration of Violence; Long-Term Effects; Anxiety and Depression; Risk of Suicide; PTSD; CPTSD; CPTSD and Childhood Abuse
  • Leaving or Staying in an Abusive Relationship
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