Toxic Couples

Toxic Couples

Author: Anna Motz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415588898

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 228

View: 599

"Domestic violence is commonplace and devastating and is a major public health concern. In Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence, Anna Motz integrates psychological and criminological data with clinical illustrations and discussion of current high-profile cases. She examines the complex manifestations and multiple causes of intimate partner violence. Motz disentangles the roles played by those involved and examines the addictive nature of these damaging partnerships. The book describes various forms of abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional, and analyses how intimate partner violence can escalate to murder. She explores important factors including:The role of addictionHomelessness and vulnerability The intergenerational transmissionof abuseSado-masochistic relationshipsHonour-based violenceThe book emphasizes the significance of female- as well as male-perpetrated violence and outlines the powerful impact on the children of abusive parents, extending the clinical awareness of professionals working with those affected.Toxic Couples is ideal for clinicians working with the victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence, for students of psychology, gender studies and social care courses and for anyone interested in the psychological forces behind violence in relationships"--

Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence

Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence

Author: Anna Motz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317815358

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 470

Domestic violence is a major public health concern, affecting millions worldwide. It is underreported, often devastating and sometimes ends in murder. In Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence, Anna Motz integrates psychological and criminological data with clinical illustrations and discussion of current high-profile cases. She examines the complex manifestations and multiple causes of intimate partner violence. Motz disentangles the roles played by those involved and examines the addictive nature of these damaging partnerships. The book describes various forms of abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional, and analyses how intimate partner violence can escalate to murder. She explores important factors including: the role of addiction; homelessness and vulnerability; the intergenerational transmission of abuse; sadomasochistic relationships; honour-based violence. The book emphasizes the significance of female- as well as male-perpetrated violence and outlines the powerful impact on the children of abusive parents, extending the clinical awareness of professionals working with those affected. Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence is ideal for clinicians working with the victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence, for students of psychology, gender studies and social care courses and for anyone interested in the psychological forces behind violence in relationships. ]

Race, Culture, and Gender

Race, Culture, and Gender

Author: Ava Kanyeredzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137583895

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 278

This book presents an in-depth account of nine Black British women’s experiences of violence and abuse. Through in depth interviews and analysis the author reveals their feelings of being silenced as children, women, Black women and as victims/survivors. Being silenced or staying silent about experiences of violence and abuse are key influences in how and when women access help and support and Kanyeredzi illuminates missed opportunities in how and when this help and support can and should be given. Based on women’s descriptions of how they felt supported, listened to, yet ‘unheard’, chapters explore what professionals might face in the process of supporting Black women who access these services. The book contributes valuable understanding to the growing literature discussing challenges faced by minoritised women attempting to live full lives in the UK. It also includes images created as part of the project. This book is a useful resource for victims/survivors, students, researchers, clinical psychologists, counsellors, health professionals, social workers, educators and specialised violence support organisations.

Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks

Author: Janice Haaken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135157333

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 816

This book draws on interviews carried out over a period of eight years, as well as novels, films, and domestic violence literature, to explain the role of storytelling in the history of the battered women’s movement. The author shows how cultural contexts shape how stories about domestic abuse get told, and offers critical tools for bringing psychology into discussions of group dynamics in the domestic violence field. The book enlists psychoanalytic-feminist theory to analyse storytelling practices and to re-visit four areas of tension in the movement where signs of battle fatigue have been most acute. These areas include the conflicts that emerge between the battered women’s movement and the state, the complex relationship between domestic violence and other social problems, and the question of whether woman battering is a special case that differs from other forms of social violence. The volume also looks at the tensions between groups of women within the movement, and how to address differences based on race, class or other dimensions of power. Finally, the book explores the contentious issue of how to acknowledge forms of female aggression while still preserving a gender analysis of intimate partner violence. In attending to narrative dynamics in the history of domestic violence work, Hard Knocks presents a radical re-reading of the contribution of psychology to feminist interventions and activism. The book is ideal reading for scholars, activists, advocates and policy planners involved in domestic violence, and is suitable for students of psychology, social work, sociology and criminology.

Domestic Violence and Family Safety

Domestic Violence and Family Safety

Author: Janette Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015062889731

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

View: 103

Family violence and the systematic approach to interventions - Family safety and the therapeutic process - The culture of language and violence - Reflection and collaboration in the therapeutic process - Children as victims, witnesses and survivors - Adults as victims and witnesses - Therapeutic interventions and the legal process - Professional issues, supervision and working in the territory - Contraindications for therapeutic work.

If Love Could Kill

If Love Could Kill

Author: Anna Motz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474624374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

View: 556

Introducing us to ten ordinary women who came to commit extreme acts, Anna Motz sheds light on women's capacity for violence. She takes the reader on a journey into psychotherapy, uncovering their motives and the fault lines in their psyche that led to their crimes. We meet Mary, who turned to arson after her son was taken into care, Maja, whose fantasy life led to her stalking an ex-boyfriend, and Dolores, whose terrible crime is unimaginable to most people. Always treating her patients with care and compassion, despite often struggling to process the details of their deeds, Motz explores the dance between patient and therapist, the tortuous pathways to recovery and understanding, how society treats women who commit terrible crimes, and offers the reader a rare glimpse inside the world of the forensic psychotherapist.

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence

Author: Carlos A. Cuevas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118303146

Category: Psychology

Page: 808

View: 718

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence features a collection of original readings, from an international cast of experts, that explore all major issues relating to the psychology of violence and aggressive behaviors. Features original contributions from an interdisciplinary cast of scholars - leading experts in their fields of study Includes the latest violence research – and its implications for practice and policy Offers coverage of current issues relating to violence such as online violence and cybercriminal behavior Covers additional topics such as juvenile violence, sexual violence, family violence, and various violence issues relating to underserved and/or understudied populations

Domestic Violence in Iran

Domestic Violence in Iran

Author: Zahra Tizro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136623011

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 185

This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that domestic violence is deeply rooted in society and situated in the fundament of current discourses. Investigating how orthodox jurisprudence as mainstream discourse, together with social, legal and public norms, help to perpetuate the production and reproduction of physical, psychological, sexual and economical violence against women, the author presents and reflects upon narratives, experiences and the social realities accounting for domestic violence against women. Drawing on qualitative empirical research, she theorises that the notion of secularization and modernisation helping to overcome such violence is to some extent represented by Islamic feminism, secular feminism, and religious intellectualism, all of which are methodologically examined in the analysis. Challenging conventional wisdom regarding women’s place in Iran and in wider Islamic society, this book offers a new insight into violence against Muslim women and as such will be an important addition to the existing literature in the areas of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and Iranian studies.

Domestic Violence and Control

Domestic Violence and Control

Author: Jan E. Stets

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: UOM:39015013078913

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

View: 881

Domestic Violence and Control provides important longitudinal data on violent relationships and addresses the problem of violence from the perspective of both the perpetrator and the victim. The issue of control emerges as a central theme. Control plays a keyrole, firstly, in organizing the victim's thoughts with regard to the batterer, and, secondly, in cases of repeated acts of violence over a length of time. The study shows acts of violence to be both "impulsive" and "instrumental" and thereby refutes competing explanations in the literature that violence is either "impulsive" or "instrumental."