Domestic violence against women is a problem that cries out for informed discussion and effective treatments. Intervening With Assaulted Women is a definitive response to those cries.
The authors of each of the chapters included in this collection were selected for their ability to address a different issue related to the abuse of women. As a result, a wide range of concerns are confronted and discussed in this book, among them, the socio-political underpinnings of violence against women, the early childhood learning of assaultive men, and the traumatic impact of abuse on women and children.
As for possible treatments, a current and uniquely comprehensive range of responses is described and evaluated, making this an excellent text for both front-line and classroom settings.
Table of Contents
Contents: B. Pressman, M. Rothery, Introduction: Implications of Assaults Against Women for Professional Helpers. B. Pressman, Power and Ideological Issues in Intervening With Assaulted Women. B. Pressman, Treatment of Wife Abuse: The Case for Feminist Therapy. J. Magill, Family Therapy: An Approach to the Treatment of Wife Assault. S.E. Palmer, R.A. Brown, Effective Interventions With Assaultive Husbands. T.E. Moore, D. Pepler, R. Mae, M. Kates, Effects of Family Violence on Children: New Directions for Research and Intervention. P.L. McDonald, Helping With the Termination of an Assaultive Relationship. P.L. McDonald, Transition Houses and the Problem of Family Violence. L.J. Fusco, Integrating Systems: Police, Courts, and Assaulted Women. A. Westhues, What We Know About Preventing Wife Assault. G. Cameron, Community Development Principles and Helping Battered Women: A Summary Chapter.
"Because of the many professions involved, including social work, medicine, law enforcement, law, ministry, psychology, and education, this well-written book deserves a wide distribution."
—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry