This training manual synthesizes the clinical and research literature on victims, offenders, and child witnesses, and uses the empirical evidence to provide generalist clinicians with manageable, concrete guidance for providing care in these cases. Each chapter begins with a summary of the issues to be covered and an outline of the specific topics to be discussed, and ends with a recap and list of questions for practitioners in training.
The authors offer expertise in forensic psychology, victimization, and substance abuse; they discuss the clinical, legal, and ethical complexities that violence against women brings to the mental health practice environment.
Scope and Dynamics of Violence Against Women Clinical Effects Associated with Victimization Clinical Characteristics of Intimate Partner Violence Offenders Clinical Responses to Women Victimized by Violence Clinical Responses to Intimate Partner Violence Offenders The Duties of Mental Health Professionals in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence The Uniqueness of Mental Health Practice in the Intimate Partner Violence Domain Intimate Partner Violence: A Legal Primer for Mental Health Professionals
Carol E. Jordan, MS, serves as Director of the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women and holds faculty appointments in the Department of Psychology and the College of Social Work. Ms. Jordan's areas of writing and research interest include the nexus of mental health and the legal system, particularly as it relates to the experience of women. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and two books addressing domestic violence, rape, and stalking. Ms. Jordan has 20 years of experience in public policy, legislative advocacy, and program development addressing violence against women, including eight years in the Kentucky Governor's Office. Michael T. Nietzel, PhD, serves as Provost of the University of Kentucky. Dr. Neitzel's research and teaching interest focus on forensic psychology, jury behavior, origins of criminal behavior, and the evaluation of psychotherapy. He teaches graduate courses in psychotherapy and forensic psychology and is a frequent consultant to attorneys and law enforcement. Nietzel has assisted in jury selection for more than 50 death-penalty trials. He has published more than 75 articles, books, and book chapters, and is coauthor of various textbooks on clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, and psychology and the legal system. Robert Walker, MSW, LCSW, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, with conjoint appointments in Social Work and Behavioral Science. He received his M.S.W. degree from the University of Kentucky and was the Center Director of a community mental health center for 20 years. He has over 25 years of experience as a clinician and clinical supervisor, and has developed clinical services for partner violence victims and offenders. He has been a co-investigator on partner violence studies in rural and urban areas and an evaluator of substance-abuse treatment programs in rural and inner-city programs. He has taught psychopathology, social work interventions with family problems, and research design and implementation in tihe graduate program in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky for 16 years. He has published articles on substance abuse, brain injury, domestic violence, ethics, and personality disorders. TK Logan, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Logan has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and has completed a variety of studies on intimate partner violence and divorce; intimate partner violence and custody outcomes; stalking victimization and perpetration; health and mental health status, barriers, and service use among women; HIV risk behavior; and health, mental health, substance abuse, and victimization among rural and urban women.