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Abusive Personality : Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships - 2nd edition

Abusive Personality : Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships (ISBN10: 1593853718; ISBN13: 9781593853716)
ISBN13: 978-1593853716
ISBN10: 1593853718

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.
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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
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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