Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention provides readers with new and invative ways to approach intervention with Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) offenders, one based on strengths rather than deficits. Using emerging theories about batterer intervention techniques, the book forges a new direction in the field, and the strengths-based approach offers an exciting alternative in this complex and difficult field.This title includes positive psychology, strengths-based theory, solution-focused practice, narrative practice, and motivational interviewing. It also contains assessment tools, exercises, program evaluation techniques, and case studies guide readers in applying emerging theories into successful practice. It features intervention protocols, limitations of techniques described, and case studies showing how the model works with actual clients.
Peter Lehmann, Ph.D., LCSW, is Associate Professor, School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington. His research interests include evaluating men and women charged with domestic violence as well as fidelity development with solution-focused therapy. Dr. Lehmann divides his time between teaching direct practice and codirecting the Community Services Center at the School of Social Work.||Catherine A. Simmons, PhD, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor, College of Social Work the University of Tennessee. Her research interests revolve around trauma and violence with a focus on family violence, offenders, and strengths based interventions. Dr. Simmons has over 15 years of social work practice experience with family violence, trauma, and mental health populations. Currently, Dr. Simmons teaches direct practice and leadership courses in the graduate program