Violent couples seeking therapy: bilateral and unilateral violence

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Show simple item record Madsen, C. Stith, Sandra M. Thomsen, C. McCollum, E. 2012-10-29T19:43:57Z 2012-10-29T19:43:57Z 2012-10-29
dc.description.abstract Little information is available about couples experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) who voluntarily seek couples therapy. We examined the characteristics of 129 couples who sought therapy for IPV to learn more about this population. A majority of the sample, 74%, experienced bilateral physical violence, 16% experienced unilateral male violence, and 5% experienced unilateral female violence. Conflict theory is used to explain the finding that couples experiencing bilateral violence reported higher levels of physical violence and injury than did those experiencing unilateral violence. Bilaterally violent couples also experienced more jealousy and psychological aggression and less relationship satisfaction than either group of unilaterally violent couples. Implications and suggestions for clinicians are offered, as well as ideas for future research. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights The final publication is available at en_US
dc.subject Intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject Therapy‐seeking en_US
dc.subject Bilateral violence en_US
dc.subject Unilateral violence en_US
dc.title Violent couples seeking therapy: bilateral and unilateral violence en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1891/1946-6560.3.1.43 en_US
dc.citation.epage 58 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Partner Abuse en_US
dc.citation.spage 43 en_US
dc.citation.volume 3 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sstith en_US

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