Assessing Woman Battering in Mental Health Services

Assessing Woman Battering in Mental Health Services

By: Edward W. Gondolf (author)Hardback

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This guide to the conceptual and practical issues associated with identifying and assessing battered women in mental health services challenges traditional mental health approaches to domestic violence. The author offers alternative strategies and procedures to improve the response to battered women, drawing on research from mental health assessment, his own surveys of battered women's services and the expertise of battered women advocates. Topics covered include: how to establish a supportive environment that enhances disclosure of woman battering; procedures to avoid misdiagnosis; assessing women of different racial background; and assessing men who batter.


PART ONE: UNDERLYING ISSUES FACING ASSESSMENT Addressing Differences and Barriers Moving toward Collaboration PART TWO: TOOLS FOR IMPROVED ASSESSMENT Case Studies of Mental Health Evaluations Procedures for Assessing Woman Battering Recognizing the Strengths of Battered Women - with Angela Browne PART THREE: OTHER CONSIDERATIONS IN ASSESSMENT Appreciating Diversity among Battered Women Identifying and Assessing Men Who Batter Appendix - with Susan Schechter A Survey of Battered Women's Advocates

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761911074
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9780761911074
  • weight: 450
  • ISBN10: 0761911073

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