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Counseling Victims of Violence: A Handbook for Helping Professionals
Brown, Sandra
Hunter House / Softcover / 2006-12-01 / 0897934636
Violence / Crisis Intervention
price: $33.95 (may be subject to change)
304 pages
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Violence of all kinds — from child abuse and domestic violence to hate crimes, elder abuse and stalking — seems to be increasing. Contemporary counselors need to be able to treat many types of victims. They need to understand what the issues are, how to proceed with intervention and how to implement short and long-term counseling plans. They also face the complication that most victims do not simply fall into one category of victimization.

Each chapter of Counseling Victims of Violence offers practical guidance on a specific type of violence victimization, what issues must be addressed during crisis intervention, secondary victimizations and social services resources needed. A special feature is the quick-glance reference charts that outline the basics and summarize each chapter’s contents. Chapters cover:

Psychodynamics of Trauma
Stalking and Cyberstalking
Property Crime and Robbery
Hate Crimes: elder abuse — hate/ethnic/racial violence — gender based assaults — disease based assaults — spiritual affiliation-based assaults
Domestic Violence
Violence Against Children
Sexual Trauma
Societal Trauma (terrorism, other forms of uncontrolled terror)


Chapter 1: A Victim's Story
Chapter 2: Psychodynamics of Trauma
Chapter 3: The Assessment
Chapter 4: Stalking and Cyberstalking
Chapter 5: Property Crime and Robbery
Chapter 6: Hate Crimes
Chapter 7: Domestic Violence
Chapter 8: Elder Abuse
Chapter 9: Violence Against Children
Chapter 10: Sexual Trauma
Chapter 11: Homicide
Chapter 12: Societal Trauma
Chapter 13: Conclusion: In the Face of Trauma

About the Author:

Sandra Brown, M.A., is a lecturer and consultant in the field of victimology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling , and is the current director of Safe Relationships, an institute for relational harm reduction and public psychopathy education. She was the previous founder of Bridgework Counseling Center which provided intensive outpatient counseling and residential treatment for women with chronic histories of victimization. Sandra is the author of Counseling Victims of Violence, How to Spot a Dangerous Man, and How to Spot a Dangerous Man Workbook.

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