Battered Woman Syndrome, The

Publication Year: 2016

Edition: 4th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Walker, Lenore E. A.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-617098-9

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With its focus on the connection between health and mental health symptoms, this seminal, groundbreaking work continues to forge new directions in the field of domestic violence.

The fourth edition provides new findings worldwide that reinforce the cycle theory of violence. It reflects new research on traumatic responses, and addresses trauma-informed and trauma-specific psychotherapy, interventions with youth in juvenile detention centers, information from government task forces regarding children exposed to violence and juvenile justice, and new findings regarding the application of psychology to the legal system.

Entirely new to the fourth edition is a section about reforming family court and divorce presumptions. This is crucial reading for nearly all health and mental health workers who may be called upon to ask clients about experiences of domestic violence and must respond knowledgeably and effectively.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Fully revised and updated
  • Incorporates ACA guidelines on health care and domestic violence
  • Includes data from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
  • Addresses findings regarding battered women and cross-cultural and cross-national issues
  • New chapter on murder--suicide in domestic violence cases
  • New chapter on trauma treatment for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV)
  • New chapter on human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children
  • New chapter on false confessions of battered women


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Walker, Lenore E. A.
ISBN: 978-0-82-617098-9
Clinical Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 4th Ed.
Pages: 580
Year: 2016