The Battered Woman Syndrome, Third Edition
"This is an excellent book, written by the foremost authority in the field. [It] is easy to read and does a nice job integrating theory and research." Score: 95, 4 stars
Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more.
This third edition presents updated data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire (BWSQ). With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, these data detail the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.S. Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence.
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Chapter 3 What Is the Battered Woman Syndrome?
Chapter 4 Learned Helplessness Learned Optimism and Battered Women
Chapter 5 Descriptions of Violence and the Cycle of Violence
Chapter 6 Risk Assessment and Lethal Potential
Chapter 7 Body Image and Health Concerns
Chapter 8 Sexuality Issues
Chapter 11 Impact of Violence in the Home on Children
Chapter 12 CrossCultural and CrossNational Issues in Domestic Violence
Chapter 13 Domestic Violence Courts and Batterers Treatment Programs
Chapter 14 Battered Women in Jail and Prison
Chapter 15 Mental Health Needs of Battered Women
Chapter 16 Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program STEP
Chapter 9 Battered Womens Attachment Style and Interpersonal Functioning
Chapter 10 Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence