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Abusive Personality : Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships

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

ISBN13: 978-1593853716

Cover of Abusive Personality : Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships 2ND 07 (ISBN 978-1593853716)
ISBN13: 978-1593853716
ISBN10: 1593853718 Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 2007
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Abusive Personality : Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593853716

Donald G. Dutton

ISBN13: 978-1593853716
ISBN10: 1593853718 Edition: 2ND 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 2007
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

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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