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NCJ Number: 237873 Find in a Library
Title: Control of the Self: Partner-Violent Men’s Experience of Therapy
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:7  Dated:July 2010  Pages:1338-1362
Author(s): Michal Shamai; Eli Buchbinder
Date Published: July 2010
Page Count: 25
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study explored the experience of men who participated in programs for partner-violent men.
Abstract: This study explores the experience of men who participated in programs for partner-violent men by understanding their perceptions of the treatment process, the treatment outcomes, and the meaning they attached to it. The sample included 25 men who completed these programs in agencies that specialized in treating domestic violence in Israel. A qualitative methodology was used to collect and analyze the data. The findings revealed that most of the men experienced therapy as positive and meaningful and underwent personal changes, especially the acquisition of self-control. Deeper analysis of the data, however, shows that the men still used a power scheme in understanding and creating relationships with others, especially with their woman partner. The findings are discussed in light of the complex and contradictory impact of the treatment process as it appears in the participants’ experiences and in the meaning they attached to it. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Israel; Perception; Program evaluation; Spouse abuse treatment programs; Violent men
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