Understanding Domestic Violence not only highlights and re-examines the different challenges that we continue to face in effectively addressing issues of domestic violence but provides innovated approaches to interventions that are more in keeping with the complex nature of domestic violence. This book provides a comprehensive and multifaceted examination of conditions and factors involved in domestic violence, including psychological, socio-cultural, socio-political and socio-economic issues.
A Timeline of Relevant Events of Domestic Violence Regulations in the United States
1 A Look at Domestic Violence through the Trauma Lens: An Introduction – Rafael Art. Javier and William G. Herron
I: Conceptual Framework
2 Domestic Violence in all Its Contexts: An Issue for all Cultures, Races, Genders, and Classes – Rafael Art. Javier, William G. Herron, Gerald A. Pantoja, and Jennifer De Mucci
3 Overview-Aggression, Domestic Violence, and Risk Factors – William G. Herron and Rafael Art. Javier
4 On the Clinical Applications of the General Aggression Model to Understanding Domestic Violence – Wayne Warburton and Craig A. Anderson
5 A Psychodynamic Theory of Domestic Violence – William G. Herron and Rafael Art. Javier
6 Twenty-First-Century Medeas, Medusas, and Salomes: Violence Female Style – June F. Chisholm and Kristy Magee
II: Challenges and Interventions: Domestic Violence in Ethnic and Cultural Contexts
7 Family Maltreatment and Domestic Violence among Arab Middle Easterners: A Psychological, Cultural, Religious, and Legal Examination – Fatimah El-Jamil and Naji Abi-Hashem
8 Crucial Considerations in the Understanding and Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence in African American Couples – Carolyn M. West
9 Understanding Domestic Violence within a Latino/Hispanic/Latinx Context: Environmental, Cultural, and Ecological Mapping as a Culturally Relevant Assessment Tool – Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Fred Millán, and Clare Jinzhao Zhao
III: Treatment Intervention Issues
10 Victimized and Disabled: Neuropsychological Issues at the Intersection of Gender and Ethnicity – Martha E. Banks
11 The Impact of Stigma on Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Counseling – Christine E. Murray and Allison Crowe
12 Essential Elements for an Effective Treatment Model of Domestic Violence in a Complex World – Lenore E. A. Walker and Tara Jungersen
13 The Complex Nature of Domestic Violence: Possible Causes and Solutions – Rafael Art. Javier, William G. Herron, and Michelle Yakobson
Appendix A: Resources for Domestic Violence Intervention
Appendix B: Legal Precedents
About the Contributors
About the Editors
Rafael Art. Javier is a professor of psychology and director of inter-agencies training and research initiatives, director of the postgraduate professional development programs, and the director of the postdoctoral certificate programs in forensic psychology at St. Johns University. He is also a faculty member at the Object Relations Institute. He is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Psycholinguistic Research and the past co-editor of the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.
William G. Herron is a retired professor at St. Johns University and was the director of the school psychology program and founding coordinator of the clinical psychology PhD program. He earned his PhD from Fordham University. A devoted writer, Dr. Herron has published 12 books. He has a practice in New Jersey.
Javier and Herron present a comprehensive text on the assessment and treatment of intimate partner violence. The book offers perspectives on the dynamics of abuse, with focused attention on diversity issues. The chapters are informative, practical, and easy to read and could be used in family violence and couples therapy courses. – Gregory Canillas, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.