Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

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Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

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A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment


  • John Hamel LCSW
  • Tonia Nicholls PhD

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In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today.

Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered:

  • Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment
  • Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual
  • Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults

This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 26, 2006
  • Page Count 664
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102454
  • EISBN 9780826103291

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, Linda G. Mills, New York University
    Introduction, John Hamel and Tonia Nicholls
    Part One: Research and Theory
  1. Domestic Violence: A Gender-Inclusive Conception, John Hamel
  2. Thinking Outside the Box: Gender and Court-Mandated Therapy, Donald Dutton
  3. Risk Factors for Physical Violence between Dating Partners: Implications for Gender-Inclusive Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence, Rose A. Medeiros and Murray A. Straus
  4. Power and Control in Relationship Aggression, Nicola Graham-Kevan
  5. Intimate Stalking and Partner Violence, Stacey L. Williams, Irene Hanson Frieze, H. Colleen Sinclair
  6. Couple Violence: A New Look at Some Old Fallacies, Patricia Noller, Laurance Robillard
  7. Domestic Violence Typologies, Nicola Graham-Kevan
  8. The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children's Development, Patrick T. Davies, Melissa L. Sturge-Apple
  9. Family Lessons in Attachment and Aggression: The Impact of Interparental Violence on Adolescent Adjustment, Marlene M. Moretti, Stephanie Penney, Ingrid Obsuth, & Candice Odgers
  10. The Evolution of Battering Interventions: From the Dark Ages into the Scientific Age, Julia C. Babcock, Brittany Canady, Katherine Graham, Leslie Schart

  11. Part Two: Assessment and Treatment
  12. Gender-Inclusive Family Interventions in Domestic Violence: An Overview, John Hamel
  13. Violence Risk Assessments with Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Abuse, Tonia Nicholls, Sarah L. Desmarais, Kevin S. Douglas, P. Randall Kropp
  14. Male Victims of Domestic Violence, David L. Fontes
  15. Domestic Violence in Ethno-Cultural Minority Groups, Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Denise A. Hines, Doe West, Jesse J. Tauriac, Mizuho Arai
  16. Systems Considerations in Working with Court-Ordered Domestic Violence Offenders, Lonnie Hazlewood
  17. Treatment of Psychological and Physical Aggression in a Couple Context, K. Daniel O'Leary and Shiri Cohen
  18. Couple Violence and Couple Safety: A Systemic and Attachment-Oriented Approach to Working with Complexity and Uncertainty, Arlene Vetere and Jan Cooper
  19. Dangerous Dances: Treating Domestic Violence in Same-Sex Couples, Vallerie E. Coleman
  20. Treatment of Family Violence: A Systemic Perspective, Michael Thomas
  21. Anger, Aggression, Domestic Violence, and Substance Abuse, Ronald T. Potter-Effron
  22. Therapy with Clients Accused of Domestic Violence in Disputed Child Custody Cases, Michael Carolla
  23. Family Therapy and Interpersonal Violence: Targeting At-Risk Adolescent Mothers, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Lisa A. Turner, Marilyn McGowan
  24. Family Group Therapy: A Domestic Violence Program for Youth and Parents, Nancy Carole Rybski
  25. Family Violence Parent Groups, Darlene Pratt and Tom Chapman
  26. Healing Child Victims and their Parents in the Aftermath of Family Violence, Christina M. Dalpiaz
  27. Gender-Inclusive Work with Victims and Their Children in a Co-ed Shelter, Carol Ensign and Patricia Jones
  28. Justice is in the Design: Creating a Restorative Justice Treatment Model for Domestic Violence, Peggy Grauwiler, Nicole Pezold, and Linda G. Mills
  29. Domestic Violence: New Visions, New Solutions, Cathy Young, Philip Cook, Sheila Smith, Jack Turteltaub, Lonnie Hazlewood