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Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody Evaluation: A Model for Preliminary Clinical Intervention

Show simple item record Gennari, Marialuisa Tamanza, Giancarlo Molgora, Sara 2019-07-31T18:54:35Z 2019-07-31T18:54:35Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Gennari, Marialuisa; Tamanza, Giancarlo; Molgora, Sara. (2018). Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody Evaluation: A Model for Preliminary Clinical Intervention. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(1471), 11 pgs. en_US
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Intimate partner violence is defined by the World Health Organization as “any behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological, or sexual harm to those in the relationship” and it refers to a specific relationship dynamic. In recent decades, an increasing number of studies have focused on this phenomenon, considering its exponential growth over time. Many studies have focused on risk factors for violence within the couple relationship. This paper specifically analyses the association between violence and separation or divorce. Although many interventions have been developed over the years, the effectiveness of extant interventions on violent behaviors is not yet empirically supported. Since clinical experience allows to affirm that both partners can be involved in treatment for intimate partner violence especially during mandated proceedings, the present study focuses on domestic violence in separated couples involved in a child custody evaluation process. In this case, literature supports the need for individualized assessment in order to promote the best intervention according to the specific conditions of each partner, whether the battered one or the perpetrator. However, little research has been done on child custody evaluation in the presence of violent couples. The aim of the present study is to present a model of couple clinical intervention with a separated violent couple in the context of a child custody evaluation. This model can be defined as relational-intergenerational and its main aim is to understand the exchange between familial generations and to search for factors that safeguard and care for family relations. Furthermore, according also to the therapeutic assessment approach, there is an intrinsic connection between assessment and “family transformative potential.” This paper presents the specific working methodology underlying this model, through the description of a single clinical case. In particular, the proposed model provides a multi-dimensional assessment comprising three levels: individual, evaluating parents’ history through representations, thoughts, and feelings; interpersonal, investigating the different relations; discussion and dialogue with the parental couple about findings. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers in Psychology en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Conceptual Model en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Divorced en_US
dc.subject Separated en_US
dc.subject Parent en_US
dc.subject Custody en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.subject Therapy en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic Interventions en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Predictive Factors en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Long Term Effects en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Offspring en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.title Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody Evaluation: A Model for Preliminary Clinical Intervention en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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