Partner Violence: Risk Factors, Therapeutic Interventions and Psychological Impact


Elizabeth Bellamy (Editor)

Series: Bullying and Victimization
BISAC: FAM001000

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a worldwide problem with many physical and psychological complications. In the U.S., about one-third of American women will have been physically and sexually abused by a significant other at some point in their lives. In relation to intimate partner homicide (IPH), females are at a higher risk of victimization than males. This book discusses the risk factors, therapeutic interventions and psychological impact of partner violence in relationships.

(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Immigrant African Women and Intimate Partner Violence: What We Know and What We Need to Know (pp. 1-18)
Anita Kalunta-Crumpton (Department of Administration of Justice, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University, USA)

Chapter 2 – The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Child Protection: Toward a Better Understanding of Engagement and Resistance with for Mothers Experiencing Intimate Partner Violencee (pp. 19-38)
Rebecca G. Mirick (Salem State University School of Social Work)

Chapter 3 – Surviving to Thriving: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Trauma, Violence and Abuse (pp. 39-58)
Hannah Muetzelfeld and Paula T. McWhirter (The University of Oklahoma, USA)

Chapter 4 – A Strengths and Resiliency-Based Assessment for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (pp. 59-74)
Kim M. Anderson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, The University of Missouri, USA)

Chapter 5 – Burden of Women Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence on Their Risk of Having Sexually Transmitted Infection: Global Perspective (pp. 75-96)
Amany Refaat (College of Health Sciences, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA)

Chapter 6 – Use of the Kawa Model: Understanding Women’s Recovery from Intimate Partner Violence (pp. 97-112)
Tamera Keiter Humbert (Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, USA)

Chapter 7 – An Interpersonal Theory Perspective on Intimate Partner Violence (pp. 113-126)
Matthew M. Yalch, Nicola K. Bernard and Alytia A. Levendosky (Michigan State University, MI, USA)

Chapter 8 – How Batterers Change: Results from a Qualitative Research Following a Successful Intervention (pp. 127-146)
Olga Cunha and Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves (School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal)


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