• 2004 112pp paperback ISBN: 9781568870854
The first edition of this book was praised for the
wealth of practical information and concrete suggestions it provided
regarding the assessment and treatment of battered intimate partners,
batterers, children who witness abuse, and couples who engage in violent
The revised second edition presents important findings
from the ever expanding base of empirical data on abusive relationships,
includes updated prevalence information, and describes new techniques
for working with this population. Includes assessment checklists, a
violence knowledge self-quiz, and numerous other resources of great
value to practitioners.
"Domestic violence is at epidemic levels in our
society, afflicting between 4 and 8 million couples per year. The second
edition of Harway and Hansen's Spouse Abuse: Assessing & Treating Battered Women, Batterers, & Their Children
is an invaluable resource on this most serious problem. It is a highly
readable volume which brings together the most up-to-date research and
clinical expertise on the assessment and treatment of domestic violence.
Highly recommended for professionals and students alike!"
-Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, 113th President of the American Psychological Association; Co-Editor, A New Psychology of Men; Dean and Professor, Nova Southeastern University
"With increased public awareness of spousal abuse and
its consequences, this book provides critical information for mental
health professionals which will enhance their work with victims,
batterers, and families."
-Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, 105th President of the American Psychological Association,Co-Author of Finding Your Voice - A Woman's Guide to Using Self Talk for Fulfilling Relationships, Work, and Life
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second
Kinds of Families Are Violent?
How Common Is Violence in the Family? 2. How
Much Do You Know About Spousal Abuse?
Serious Is Spousal Abuse?
Context Within Which Battering Occurs
Who Seeks Treatment?
Working With Families Experiencing Spousal
Case Example 1: Susan and George
Self-Quiz 3. Assessment
of Spouse Abuse
Assessing the Woman for Spouse Abuse
Does Spouse Abuse Exist?
How Dangerous Is the Violence?
How Severely Affected Is the Client?
Assessing the Batterer for Spouse Abuse
Assessing a Couple for Violence
Assessing Children for the Effects of Spousal
Exploration of Factors
Impact on Development
A Last Word on Assessment 4. Treatment
of Spouse Abuse
The Individual Woman
Establishing Goals in Working with Battered
Therapy for the Batterer
Short-Term and Long-Term Counseling
Therapy with the Couple
Beginning Couple's Therapy: Treatment Goals
Later Therapy: Treatment Goals
Therapy with Children
Individual Treatment Approaches
Group Therapy Approaches
Parent/Child Interventions 5. A
Final Word on Spouse Abuse
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About the Authors
Michele Harway, PhD, ABPP, is on the Core Faculty at Antioch
University, Santa Barbara, on the Consulting Faculty at the Fielding
Graduate Institute, and in clinical practice in Westlake Village,
California. Dr. Harway is the author or editor of seven books in the
areas of domestic violence, family psychology, and women's development.
She is a fellow of several American Psychological Association divisions
and is board certified (ABPP) in family psychology. Dr. Harway is a past
president of the APA Division of Family Psychology and past
treasurer of the Division on Men and Masculinity.
Marsali Hansen, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of the Pennsylvania
CASSP Training and Technical Assistance Institute, a statewide program
for improving the clinical skills of professionals who work with
children with mental health needs. The Institute is part of Pennsylvania
State University where she also teaches courses in the psychology
department. Dr. Hansen is a licensed psychologist and is board certified
(ABPP) in family psychology. She is author of numerous publications and
presentations on family violence and children's mental health systems.