Future of Batterer Programs Reassessing Evidence-Based Practice

ISBN-10: 1555537707

ISBN-13: 9781555537708

Edition: 2012

List price: $35.00 Buy it from $25.49
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Batterer programs are at a critical juncture: A handful of experimental program evaluations show little or no effect from the prevailing program approach, a finding that has prompted calls to overhaul or replace such programs. Gondolf examines batterer research in light of the push for "evidence-based practice" and advocates a progressive evolution of batterer intervention as it currently stands. Cautioning against the call for programs based on a "new psychology," he argues that current cognitive-behavioral approaches are appropriate for most cases, with the addition of ongoing risk management for severely violent men. Overall, he promotes a broader picture of batterer intervention and advocates better implementation of the basic principles established in the criminal justice field.

New Starting from $34.45
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought


Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 4/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Where Are Batterer Programs Headed?
A Snapshot of Batterer Programs Today
The Purpose and Content of the Book
Reporting and Research
The Audience
Sorting Out Batterer Programs
The Uncertain State of Batterer Programs
A Diversity of Views
The Inherent Tensions Facing Batterer Programs
The Evidence-Based Practice Movement
Research Findings versus the Real-World Context
Integrating Research and Practice
The Debate about Program Effectiveness
The "Doesn't Work" Chant
Experimental Evaluations
Meta-Analyses and Effect Sizes
Statistical Modeling
Conclusion: Making Sense of It All
The New Psychology of Batterers
The Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Divide
Which Counseling Approach?
Attachment Theory Lacks Outcome Evidence
Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Contributions of the Duluth Program
Conclusion: Challenging the Divide
The Many Efforts to Categorize Batterers
Not All the Same
Extending the New Psychology
Batterer Typologies
Change Stages and Motivational Interviewing
Couples Counseling
Culturally Focused Groups
Conclusion: Toward More Engagement and Help
The System Matters
Risk Management in the Intervention System
The Uses and Misuses of Risk Assessment
Choices in Assessment and Instruments
Risk Assessment as a Process
Toward a Coordinated Community Response
Conclusion: Using Assessment Wisely
Implementation, Implementation
The Call for Systems Thinking
Research on Coordinated Community Response
Evidence of Implementation Shortfalls
Building a Coordinated Community Response
Conclusion: Facing the Challenge of Coordination
A Summary of Batterer Program Evidence
Some Final Thoughts
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.