The comprehensive theory- and research-based guidelines provided in this text help answer the personal and professional questions therapists have as they provide competent clinical treatment to clients who have experienced family violence. It presents academic, scholarly, and statistical terms in an accessible and user-friendly way, with useful take-away points for practitioners such as clarifying contradictory findings, summarizing major research-based implications and guidelines, and addressing the unique clinical challenges faced by mental health professionals. Both professionals and students in graduate-level mental health training programs will find the presentation of information and exercises highly useful, and will appreciate the breadth of topics covered: intimate partner violence, battering, child maltreatment and adult survivors, co-occurring substance abuse, the abuse of vulnerable populations, cultural issues, prevention, and self-care. Professionals and students alike will find that, with this book, they can help their clients overcome the significant traumas and challenges they face to let their strength and resilience shine through.
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About the Authors:
Christine E. Murray, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She is also the Program Director for the Program to Advance Community Responses to Violence Against Women in the UNCG Center for Women's Health and Wellness.
Kelly N. Graves, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Services at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT), and the Executive Director of the NCAT Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness.