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NCJ Number: 167681 Find in a Library
Title: Assessment Typology and Intervention With the Survivors of Stalking
Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1996)  Pages:359-368
Author(s): A R Roberts; S F Dziegielewski
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article proposes the use of a case example to explore a therapeutic framework based on short-term crisis intervention to assist stalking survivors.
Abstract: Legal sanctions and laws to protect stalking victims have been criticized as lacking, and mental health professionals have been accused of allowing stalking survivors to slip through the cracks. In addition, professional literature and news articles are frequently limited to reviews of celebrities being stalked, antistalking laws, pending legislation, and case studies. Since more information is needed on crisis intervention methods designed to aid stalking victims, the case example describes the role of the clinician in applying cognitive time-limited crisis intervention with stalking victims. The case example and treatment experience provide a therapeutic framework to help mental health professionals adequately intervene with stalking survivors and avoid the potential for premeditated violence that can result from the stalking encounter. 22 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Anti-stalking laws; Cognitive therapy; Crisis intervention; Mental health services; Stalkers; Violence prevention
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