Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention: A New Paradigm in Ending Family Violence
Springer Publishing Company, Jun 5, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 344 pages
"This book harkens a new era of intimate partner violence intervention, one in which we are free to experiment with alternative ways to end intimate partner abuse."
-Julia C. Babcock, PhD
"The book you hold in your hands offers a variety of approaches intended to help abusive men change by utilizing the strengths and assets they already possess."
-Chris Huffine, PsyD
Strengths-based batterer intervention programs serve as a unique approach to intimate partner violence (IPV), building on individual strengths-not deficits-to help IPV offenders end their abusive lifestyles. This book assists counselors in providing IPV offenders with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to permanently change their offending behavior.
The book discusses emerging theories and presents cutting-edge batterer intervention techniques that use positive psychology, such as solution-focused therapy, strengths-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing.