Battered Women and Their Families

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Battered Women and Their Families

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Intervention Strategies and Treatment Programs, Third Edition


  • Albert R. Roberts DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

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With a foreword by Barbara W. White, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

The definitive work on battered women is now in a timely third edition.

Considered the complete, in-depth guide to effective interventions for this pervasive social disease, Battered Women and Their Families has been updated to include new case studies, cultural perspectives, and assessment protocols. In an area of counseling that cannot receive enough attention, Dr. Robert's work stands out as an essential treatment tool for all clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, and graduate students who work with battered women on a daily basis.

New chapters on same-sex violence, working with children in shelters, immigrant women affected by domestic violence, and elder mistreatment round out this unbiased, multicultural look at treatment programs for battered women.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 18, 2007
  • Page Count 656
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826145925
  • EISBN 9780826103185

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Barbara B White, PhD
    Section I: Overview, Stages of Change, Crisis Intervention, and Time-Limited Treatment
  1. Overview and New Directions for Intervening on Behalf of Battered Women, ALbert R. Roberts, PhD
  2. Cognitive Problem-Solving Therapy and Stages of Change That Facilitate and Sustain Battered Women's Leaving, Sondra Burman, PhD
  3. National Survey on Empowerment Strategies, Crisis Intervention, and Cognitive Problem-Solving Therapy With Battered Women, Albert R. Roberts, PhD, and Sondra Burman, PhD
  4. Discovering Strengths and Competencies in Female Domestic Violence Victims: An Application of Roberts's Continuum of the Duration and Severity of Woman Battering, Mo-Yee Lee, PhD
  5. National Survey of 107 Shelters for Battered Women and Their Children, Albert R. Roberts, PhD, Gina Robertiello, PhD, and Kimberly Bender, MSW
  6. The Stress-Crisis Continuum: Its Application to Domestic Violence, Ann W. Burgess, DNSc, RN, CS, FAAN, Albert R. Roberts, PhD, and Pamela V. Valentine, PhD
  7. Community Response Models for Battered Women: From Crisis Intervention to Legal Advocacy and Court-Based Justice Centers, Karen S. Knox, PhD, and Mary Jo Garcia Biggs, PhD

  8. Section II: Children and Adolescents From Violence Homes
  9. Complex Trauma and Crisis Intervention With Children in Shelters for Battered Women, Peter Lehmann, PhD, and Emily Spence, PhD
  10. Double Jeopardy: Risk Assessment in the Context of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence, Aron Shlonsy, PhD, and Colleen Friend, PhD
  11. Intervention and Treatment Strategies With Adolescents From Maritally Violent Homes, Maura O'Keefe, PhD, and Shirley Lebovics, LCSW

  12. Section III: Health Care and Mental Health Policies and Practices With Battered Women
  13. Roles for Health Care Professionals in the United Kingdom and the United States in Addressing the Problem of Domestic Violence, June Keeling, BSc (Hons), RGN, RM, and Katherine S. van Wormer, PhD, MSSW
  14. Battered Women in the Emergency Room: Emerging Roles for the Emergency Room Social Worker and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mary E. Boes, PhD
  15. Imminent Danger of Failing to Redefine Women Battering as Coercive Control: Contextualizing an Application of Roberts's Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model and the Ecological Nested Model, Cynthia Wilcox Lischick, PhD, DVS
  16. Conjoint Therapy for the Treatment of Partner Abuse: Indications and Contraindications, Janet A. Geller, EdD, LCSW
  17. Domestic Violence Against Women With Mental Retardation, Leone Murphy, RN, MS, and Nancy J. Razza, PhD

  18. Section IV: High-Risk Groups and Vulnerable Populations
  19. Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: An Integrated Approach, Katherine S. van Wormer, PhD, MSSW
  20. Poverty, Women, Welfare, Work, and Domestic Violence, Diane L. Green, PhD, and Patricia Brownell, PhD
  21. Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Myths, Facts, Correlates, Treatment, and Prevention Strategies, Nicky Ali Jackson, PhD
  22. Global Issues in Elder Abuse and Mistreatment: Policy, Research, and Practice, Patricia Brownell, PhD

  23. Section V: Cross-Cultural Issues, Policies, and Practices With Battered Women
  24. The Use of the Culturagram in Understanding Immigrant Women Affected by Domestic Violence, Elaine P. Congress, PhD, DSW, and Patricia Brownell, PhD
  25. Venezuelan-American Abusive Relationships: Assessment and Treatment, Diane L. Green, PhD, and Mary W. Viani, MSW
  26. Chinese Battered Women in North America: Their Experiences and Treatment, Mo-Yee Lee, PhD, and Patrick Au, DIP, PSW, CQSW
  27. Validating Coping Strategies and Empowering Latino Battered Women in Puerto Rico, Diana Valle Ferrer, PhD, LCSW

  28. Author Index
    Subject Index