Intervening After Violence

Therapy for Couples and Families

  • Clarissa Sammut Scerri
  • Arlene Vetere
  • Angela Abela
  • Jan Cooper

Part of the Focused Issues in Family Therapy book series (FIFT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 1-18
  3. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 19-45
  4. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 47-69
  5. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 71-75
  6. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 77-92
  7. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 93-116
  8. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 117-127
  9. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 129-150
  10. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages 151-173
  11. Clarissa Sammut Scerri, Arlene Vetere, Angela Abela, Jan Cooper
    Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book

Introduction

 

This practical text offers professional guidance on stopping domestic violence in couples and families and promoting healing and safety in its aftermath. Rich in theoretical diversity (attachment, trauma, feminist, narrative) and inclusive of family structures and forms of violence, the coverage takes an approach to understanding both complex circumstances and intervening with families. The tasks of healing, from reestablishing trust to fostering positive coping, are clearly linked to effects of abuse such as unresolved loss, blunted trauma responses, poor emotion regulation, and damaged relational esteem. And because sustained safety is crucial to well-being, the authors extend their concepts of safety to include professionals’ own experience, security, and self-care.

Among the topics covered:

· Living with violence in the family: retrospective recall of women’s childhood experiences.

·  How to help stop the violence: using a safet

y methodology across the life span.

·  Helping couples separate safely: working towards safe separations.

·  Healing and repair in relationships: working therapeutically with couples.

·  Working systemically with parents, children, and adult survivors when the abuse stops.

·  Supervision and consultation with practitioners who intervene with families and trauma.

Intervening After Violence: Therapy for Couples and Families is an essential resource for social workers and mental health professionals engaged in clinical practice seeking strategies for working therapeutically and systematically with couples and families coping with physical and emotional violence.

Keywords

Families and violence Family therapy and family violence Couples and couple violence Relationship repair Inter-personal legacies of family violence IPV and trauma responses IPV and Trauma recovery Prevention of family violence Impact on therapists of working with family violence Intergenerational Transmission of Violence Family Violence Family Therapy Supervision Systemic Therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Clarissa Sammut Scerri
    • 1
  • Arlene Vetere
    • 2
  • Angela Abela
    • 3
  • Jan Cooper
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Family StudiesUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta
  2. 2.VID Specialized UniversityOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Family StudiesUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta
  4. 4.Reading Safer FamiliesReadingUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57789-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57788-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57789-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1190
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1204
  • About this book