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Empowering and Healing the Battered Woman : A Model for Assessment and Intervention - Mary Ann Dutton

Empowering and Healing the Battered Woman

A Model for Assessment and Intervention

Hardcover Published: 15th August 1992
ISBN: 9780826171306
Number Of Pages: 202

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The book spells out in practical, concrete terms what it really means to place the pathology outside the battered woman. The novelty in this approach lies in the implications for practice: battered women are not "sick" - they are in a "sick" situation.

" Practical and comprehensive, an excellent guide for clinicians and other interveners . Mary Ann Dutton's book, Empowering and Healing the Battered Woman, integrates psychological theory with detailed information on the real-life dimensions of abused women's posttraumatic responses and the strategies for assessment that form a part of each chapter are particularly valuable . Dutton's approach of understanding women's experiences of violence in context and of empowering abused women will also serve to empower - and free - those providing services to women victims of partner violence."
- Angela Browne, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Author, When Battered Women Kill)

"Drawing upon her vast clinical, academic, and forensic background, Mary Ann Dutton shows us that women experience abuse in many different ways and employ a wide range of techniques to survive the abuse. She then offers numerous suggestions for working with battered women, all predicted on ethical, feminist principles. Although geared toward clinicians, this book is a great resource for battered women's advocate, law enforcement officials, and attorneys - for anyone who comes into contact with battered women."
- Sue Osthoff, Director, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

"Finally, a book on battered women that shelter workers can recommend to traditionally trained therapists. Dutton provides a conceptual framework for understanding the differing needs of battered women: support, advocacy, and healing. Not all battered women are the same. Dutton details both the assessment processes and therapeutic approaches that acknowledge those differences."
- Anne L. Ganley, PhD, Domestic Violence Program, Seattle V.A. Medical Center

Conceptual Framework and Assessment
Women's Response to Battering: A Psychological Modelp. 3
Women's Response to Battering: The Modelp. 4
Case Illustrationsp. 12
Understanding the Nature and Pattern of Abusive Behaviorp. 16
Defining Abusep. 16
Strategies of Assessmentp. 31
Impact of Assessment Proceduresp. 38
Strategies to Escape, Avoid, and Survive Abusep. 40
Escape and Survival Strategiesp. 41
Effectiveness of Strategiesp. 43
Self-Defense as Survival Responsep. 46
Strategies of Assessmentp. 47
Psychological Effects of Abusep. 51
Psychology of Traumatic Responsep. 51
Distinctions Between Domestic Violence and Other Traumasp. 58
Classification of Traumatic Effectsp. 59
Diagnostic Issuesp. 70
Strategies of Assessmentp. 72
Mediators of the Battered Woman's Response to Abusep. 76
The Differential Impact of Abusep. 76
Mediating Factorsp. 77
Strategies of Assessmentp. 85
The Framework for Intervention with Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violencep. 89
General Philosophy of Treatmentp. 89
Goals of Interventionp. 92
Useful Techniques for Interventionp. 96
Modality of Interventionp. 100
Ethical and Legal Considerationsp. 103
Protective Interventionsp. 105
Recurrent Abuse/Victimizationp. 105
Suicide Riskp. 110
Homicide Riskp. 112
Acute and Severe Stress Reactionp. 113
Making Choicesp. 115
Components of Choice Makingp. 116
Intervention Strategiesp. 118
A Final Note on Choice Makingp. 127
Posttraumatic Therapy: Healing the Psychological Effects of Batteringp. 129
The Nature of Healingp. 131
Compounded Trauma: When Battering Is Not the Only Traumap. 131
Posttraumatic Therapy: Strategies for Interventionp. 132
Adjunctive Therapiesp. 141
Issues for the Professional Working with Abusep. 144
Vicarious Traumatizationp. 144
Risk to the Therapistp. 146
Attitudes and Values of the Professionalp. 147
Victimization History of the Professionalp. 149
Therapist's Self-Carep. 151
Appendix A: Abusive Behavior Observation Checklist (ABOC)p. 155
Appendix B: Questionnaires for Assessing Battered Woman's Cognitions about Violencep. 165
Appendix C: Response to Violence Inventory: Strategies to Escape, Avoid, and Survive Abusep. 169
Appendix D: Normative Data from a Sample of Battered Women on Measures of Psychological Effects of Traumap. 175
Appendix E: Psychological Evaluation Reportp. 181
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780826171306
ISBN-10: 0826171303
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 15th August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.72 x 16.1  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.38