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  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (November 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789038110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789038111
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,437,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This timely and practical treatment manual is based on the author's many years of clinical experience and solid, up-to-date research on the characteristics, context and etiology of intimate partner abuse. It assumes, correctly, that violence by women ought to be taken seriously, and offers a number of research-based, systemic, multi-faceted and pragmatic startegies with which to address this significant social problem."-John Hamel, LCSW, private practice, San Rafael and Walnut Creek, CA, author of Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

 

"Ellen Bowen has made an important contribution to recognizing that domestic violence is not only male-perpetrated but that females too need treatment for intimate abusiveness. The psychological issues driving intimate partner violence, attachment insecurity and ego deficits cut across gender lines and require a psychologically informed treatment-Ellen Bowen provides that at long last."-Don Dutton, author of The Abusive Personality and Rethinking Domestic Violence

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Ellen L. Bowen, LCSW, BCD, is a clinical social worker and co-founder of NOVA Non-Violent Alternatives, a 52-week treatment program for domestic violence offenders.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Doyle on March 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
Book Review: Domestic Violence Treatment for Abusive Women, by Ellen Bowen, LCSW/BCT

I have two words to say about this new book on domestic violence: About Time. This is the first book in the clinical literature about how to treat violent and abusive women. It is written in two major sections: Part 1 deals with theory; Part 2 deals with practice.

In Part 1, Bowen draws from the most up-to-date research to show how women are at least 50 percent responsible for the violence that occurs in domestic partner relationships. Shattering the myth of a dominating male brute as the only partner capable of violence, the book reveals dynamics of intimate partner abuse and how men and women are alike and how they are different in patterns and uses of violence.

This section also goes through theoretical underpinnings for what creates a person likely to become violent in relationships. Bowen brings in family of origin, social learning theory, attachment theory, and trauma theory. Case studies demonstrate how the theory connects with actual people. Bowen's discussion of treatment includes a clear description of the use of motivational interviewing and how to define treatment goals. She brings in other factors, such as substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, cultural competence, and ethical considerations.

Part 2 is literally a manual that walks you through everything you need to know, have, and do to run a domestic violence group for women, from the first phone call to termination. That is quite a tall order, and Bowen fills it expertly, to the brim. Bowen lays out, step by step, how to do specific things, such as a DV assessment, write a progress report to a probation officer, and how to set up all important, healthy boundaries and guidelines.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Doyle on March 5, 2009
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Book Review: Domestic Violence Treatment for Abusive Women, by Ellen Bowen, LCSW/BCT

I have two words to say about this new book on domestic violence: About Time. This is the first book in the clinical literature about how to treat violent and abusive women. It is written in two major sections: Part 1 deals with theory; Part 2 deals with practice.

In Part 1, Bowen draws from the most up-to-date research to show how women are at least 50 percent responsible for the violence that occurs in domestic partner relationships. Shattering the myth of a dominating male brute as the only partner capable of violence, the book reveals dynamics of intimate partner abuse and how men and women are alike and how they are different in patterns and uses of violence.

This section also goes through theoretical underpinnings for what creates a person likely to become violent in relationships. Bowen brings in family of origin, social learning theory, attachment theory, and trauma theory. Case studies demonstrate how the theory connects with actual people. Bowen's discussion of treatment includes a clear description of the use of motivational interviewing and how to define treatment goals. She brings in other factors, such as substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, cultural competence, and ethical considerations.

Part 2 is literally a manual that walks you through everything you need to know, have, and do to run a domestic violence group for women, from the first phone call to termination. That is quite a tall order, and Bowen fills it expertly, to the brim. Bowen lays out, step by step, how to do specific things, such as a DV assessment, write a progress report to a probation officer, and how to set up all important, healthy boundaries and guidelines.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lambo on September 13, 2014
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Spot on in the analysis and recommendations for working with female clients referred for domestic violence counseling. Very helpful book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 17, 2012
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The publication date on this is 3 and half years, and this is the 2nd review. That tells us a lot. Most people, in my limited experience, are very surprised to learn that, in ALL studies, saving police log studies, women are responsible for at least half the domestic violence that occurs. What we learn from police logs is that men are reported far more often for domestic violence than are women.

I keep reading that men are privileged, and that privileged people don't see themselves as privileged. So, it is usually implied that men should be ashamed of the privileged position they hold. But, as I look around in my daily life, I keep noticing that women receive special treatment that few, if any, men ever receive. Women don't open doors for men; they don't protect men; they don't do the hard dirty, dangerous jobs as often as men, they buy them drinks at a far lower rate; they ask them out on dates far less often; they don't buy them expensive engagement gifts; they far less often buy them expensive jewelry and Valentine's Day gifts, they far less often pay them for sex; they receive lighter sentences for crimes committed under similar circumstances, they're allowed to choose not to be involved in combat, if they are in the military; in domestic disputes, it is almost always the men who are forced out of their homes; child custody equality is a complete joke.

This is a partial list that *I* came up with; imagine the list and analysis that would be possible were it the case that virtually every college and university in the country paid professional researchers to look under every rock to find more ways in which we privilege women. The fact that they don't is, in itself, a major privilege that women hold.
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