Domestic Violence

Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice

There is growing concern that domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions. Existing services, developed by mental health professionals frequently have minimal impact on reducing either the frequency or severity of domestic violence. As a result, science-practitioners in this field have developed new clinical research programs to inform key practice issues and improve these services.

Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice describes recently developed intervention programs which have been shown to be effective for reducing the incidence, severity or impact of domestic violence in particular populations. It also features assessment programs that identify risk profiles of potential perpetrators and victims. The contributors present a comprehensive account of these cutting-edge approaches designed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of service initiatives in domestic violence.
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The editors deliver a greater appreciation of how research can inform and improve practice… and is necessary for constructing and testing conceptual frameworks that can help guide service delivery in this area.

Sexual and Relationship Therapy

This is, in sum, a volume that will be of use and relevance to those in marital/relationship and family therapy. The evidence base for the interventions is still limited, but the chapters show what progress has been made, and this alone is a significant contribution. In an area where, rightly, the focus is on making one's interventions as soundly evidence-based as possible, books such as this are a help to the busy practitioner.

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