Battered Woman Syndrome

Category: Book
By (author): Lenore E. A. Walker, EdD
Subject:  PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 580
Size: 9.15in x 6.04in x 1.25in
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From The Publisher*<p>With its focus on the connection between health and mental health symptoms, this seminal, groundbreaking work continues to forge new directions in the field of domestic violence. Describing a condition that is the basis for the battered woman defense--cited in cases of physically and psychologically abused women who have killed their abusers--it continues to be used as a defense to explain premeditated assault or murder. Completely updated, the fourth edition reflects the significant changes in the field since the book was last published, incorporating Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines on health care and domestic violence and data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It examines new research regarding battered women and cross-cultural and cross-national issues, and includes several new chapters addressing issues ranging from murder--suicide in domestic violence cases to proposed legislation and congressional resolutions.</p><p>The fourth edition provides new findings worldwide that reinforce the cycle theory of violence. It reflects new research on traumatic responses, and addresses trauma-informed and trauma-specific psychotherapy, interventions with youth in juvenile detention centers, information from government task forces regarding children exposed to violence and juvenile justice, and new findings regarding the application of psychology to the legal system. Entirely new to the fourth edition is a section about reforming family court and divorce presumptions. This is crucial reading for nearly all health and mental health workers who may be called upon to ask clients about experiences of domestic violence and must respond knowledgeably and effectively.</p><p><STRONG>New to the Fourth Edition:</STRONG></p><ul><li>Fully revised and updated</li><li>Incorporates ACA guidelines on health care and domestic violence</li><li>Includes data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study</li><li>Addresses findings regarding battered women and cross-cultural and cross-national issues</li<li>New chapter on murder--suicide in domestic violence cases</li><li>New chapter on trauma treatment for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV)</li><li>New chapter on human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children</li><li>New chapter on false confessions of battered women</li></ul>
Table Of Contents<p>CONTENTS</p><p><i>Preface</i></p><p><i>Acknowledgments</i></p><p>Part I: Myths and Science of Domestic Violence</p><p>1 The Battered Woman Syndrome Study Overview</p><p>2 History</p><p>3 What Is the Battered Woman Syndrome?</p><p>4 Learned Helplessness, Learned Optimism, and Battered Women</p><p>5 Descriptions of Violence and the Cycle of Violence</p><p>Part II: Interaction of Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence</p><p>6 Impact of Violence in the Home on Children</p><p>7 Child Abuse and Domestic Violence</p><p>8 Sex Trafficking of Children</p><p>9 Battered Women's Attachment Style, Sexuality, and Interpersonal Functioning</p><p>10 Murder-Suicides and Self-Defense</p><p>11 Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Issues in Domestic Violence</p><p>Part III: Intervention Strategies</p><p>12 Risk Assessment and Lethal Potential</p><p>13 Battered Women's Health Concerns</p><p>14 Mental Health Needs of Battered Women</p><p>15 Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence</p><p>16 Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy</p><p>17 Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP)</p><p>Part IV: Application of Psychology to the Legal System</p><p>18 False Confessions of Battered Women</p><p>19 Family Court, Child Custody, and Domestic Violence</p><p>20 Domestic Violence Courts and Batterers' Treatment Programs</p><p>21 Battered Women in Criminal Court, Jail, and Prison</p><p><i>Index</i></p></body>
Biographical Note<p><STRONG>Lenore E. A. Walker, EdD,</STRONG>is a professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Psychology, where she is also a coordinator of the clinical forensic psychology doctoral concentration and director of the master's in forensic psychology program.</p>