Ending Spouse/Partner Abuse: A Psychoeducational Approach for Individuals and Couples

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Springer Publishing Company, Oct 6, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 248 pages
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This clinician's manual and workbook were developed to provide alternatives in the efforts to reduce the national epidemic of spouse/partner maltreatment. Geffner and Mantooth describe a model incorporating several theories and approaches of psychotherapy, while focusing on abuse as a primary issue. The program and techniques have been used and improved for more than 15 years in programs across the country.

The clinician will receive a comprehensive intervention program that includes 26 weekly sessions that address how to initiate the foundations for a therapeutic relationship; communicate and express feelings; teach self-management and assertiveness techniques; discuss intimacy issues; and implement a relapse prevention program. Each session contains brief intervention techniques, handouts, and homework assignments. The advantage of this approach is its flexibility. Modifications to the order in which the sessions are conducted can be made by trained clinicians to fit the needs of their clients.


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Robert Geffner, PhD, ABPN, is the Founder and President of the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma; and Founder and President of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute.

He is a Clinical Research Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University. He is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in CA and in TX. He is the 2006-2007 President Elect of the APA Trauma Division; Editor of the "Journal of Child Sexual Abuse", Co-Editor-in-Chief of Haworth's Maltreatment and Trauma Program, Senior Editor of the "Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma", Co-Editor of the "Journal of Emotional Abuse", and on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Trauma Practice" and the "Journal of Family Violence"/. He has a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Carol Mantooth, MS, is the Director of the Psychoeducational and Case Workers Services at the Andrews Center, a community mental health agency in Tyler, TX.

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