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Intimate partner violence.
Current issues concerning intimate partner violence include the controversies surrounding batterer treatment, the unintended consequences of contemporary changes in the law (e.g., mandatory/preferred arrest), and the recent increase in effective yet damaging manipulation of criminal, civil, and family court processes by batterers.
Training Counseling Psychologists as Social Justice Agents
Despite recent calls for counseling psychology to embrace social justice-oriented work, there has been little discussion about what such work actually looks like. The first part of this article
A Theoretical Framework for Understanding Help-Seeking Processes Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
A cognitive theory from general literature on help-seeking in “stigmatizing” situations suggests three relevant processes or stages of seeking help in the IPV context: defining the problem, deciding to seek help, and selecting a source of support.
Assessing Traumatic Event Exposure: General Issues and Preliminary Findings for the Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire
The psychometric properties of the Stressful Life Events Screening Questionnaire (SLESQ), a recently developed trauma history screening measure, are reviewed and some of the challenges of assessing traumatic event exposure are addressed.
Coercion in Intimate Partner Violence: Toward a New Conceptualization
For decades, battered women’s advocates have placed coercive control squarely at the center of their analysis of intimate partner violence. Yet, little work has been done to conceptualize and measure
Prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in people with severe mental illness.
Elevated rates of HIV, HBV, and HCV were found among individuals with severe mental illness, of particular concern are the high rates of HCV infection, which are frequently undetected.
No Safe Haven: Male Violence Against Women at Home, at Work, and in the Community
The Culture and Context of Male Violence Against Women Understanding the Perpetrator and the Victim - Who Abuses and Who is Abused? The Prevalence of Intimate Violence - Physical and Psychological
Outcomes of Single Versus Multiple Trauma Exposure in a Screening Sample
Only interpersonal trauma and non-Criterion A events were associated with elevated symptoms; multiple-exposure participants had significantly higher symptoms than all other groups.
Trauma, PTSD, and the course of severe mental illness: an interactive model
This work proposes a model, which is an extension of the stress-vulnerability model, in which PTSD is hypothesized to mediate the negative effects of trauma on the course of SMI, and discusses the evidence supporting this model, and considers several intervening variables that are hypothesized to moderate the proposed relationships between PTSD and SMI.
Recent Victimization in Women and Men with Severe Mental Illness: Prevalence and Correlates
Results confirmed preliminary findings of a high prevalence of victimization in this population of women and men with SMI, and indicated the existence of a range of correlates of recent victimization, including demographic factors and living circumstances, history of childhood abuse, and psychiatric illness severity and substance abuse.