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By: Jonathan P. Schwartz, Michael Waldo & Molly J. Parsons

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 33: Group Work with Individuals who have Committed Interpersonal Violence

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Group Work with Individuals who have Committed Interpersonal Violence
Group work with individuals who have committed interpersonal violence
Jonathan P. SchwartzMichael WaldoMolly J. Parsons

In this chapter, we provide a background on the prevalence of interpersonal violence, the characteristics of individuals involved in interpersonal violence and the history of treatment to prevent its reoccurrence. We discuss the implications of this information for group treatment for individuals who have committed interpersonal violence, focusing on group developmental stages and the therapeutic factors available in groups. We describe three different formats for group treatment of abuse—psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy—and review outcome studies evaluating these approaches. Finally, we offer suggestions for future practice and research.

In this chapter, the term interpersonal violence is used to describe violence and abuse in any ...

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