Meaning of INSIGHT participation among women who have experienced intimate partner violence.

Abstract

This phenomenological study explored the meaning that women with violent partners found in participating in a 20-week group cognitive therapy program called INSIGHT. Through a two-step interview process, ten women who had experienced intimate partner violence described what it meant to them to decide to participate in INSIGHT; what was meaningful about the program; and what influence the program had on their lives. Findings indicated an overarching theme that described a process of Rescuing Self. This study adds support for the utility of interventions, such as INSIGHT, that nurture self-emergence among women who have experienced intimate partner violence.

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@article{Zust2006MeaningOI, title={Meaning of INSIGHT participation among women who have experienced intimate partner violence.}, author={Barbara Lois Zust}, journal={Issues in mental health nursing}, year={2006}, volume={27 7}, pages={775-93} }