Summary: This book demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior--it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author's research with over 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. The volume concludes with a discussion of clinical outcomes a
nd a detailed, practical overview of a 16-week group treatment program. For the paperback edition, the treatment chapter has been revised and expanded to reflect the ongoing development of the author's clinical approach. Included are new guidelines for working with borderline personality disorder and attachment disorders in the context of batterer groups.
Summary: This book demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior--it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author's research with over 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. The volume concludes with a discussion of clinical outcomes and a detailed, practical overview of a 16-week group treatment program. For the paperback edition, the treatment chapter has been revised and expanded to reflect the ongoing development of the author's clinical approach. Included are new guidelines for working with borderline personality disorder and attachment disorders in the context of batterer groups. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:2ND 07 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:Guilford Press Published: 12/19/2006 International: No
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Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Early Explanations Chapter 3 Learning of Abusiveness Chapter 4 The Psychology of the Cycle of Violence Chapter 5 The Structure of the Abusive Personality Chapter 6 The Primitive Origins of Rage Chapter 7 An Anger Born of Fear: Attachment Rage Chapter 8 The Early Antecedents Studies Chapter 9 The Treatment of Assaultiveness Notes References Index
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