Motivational interviewing and stages of change in intimate partner violence

TitleMotivational interviewing and stages of change in intimate partner violence
Publication TypeBook
AuthorsMurphy, CM, Maiuro, RD
New York
batterers, behavior change, Domestic Violence, Experimentation, Intervention models, intimate partner violence, Models, motivational interviewing, Partner Abuse, Perpetrators, Psychotherapeutic Techniques, research studies, Stages of change, transtheoretical model, victims

(from the cover) Motivational interviewing (MI) is an innovative therapeutic strategy that recognizes that individuals proceed through a set of stages when preparing for, accomplishing, and maintaining behavior change. MI is based on the transtheoretical model (TTM) which outlines five distinct stages of readiness to change: Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance. No book to date has focused exclusively on applying MI to intimate partner violence—until now. This volume presents important applications of MI and TTM concepts with both victims and batterers. The book consists of research studies that investigate the advantages and challenges of MI. The authors provide readers with new intervention models and techniques for domestic violence that will ultimately help victims and perpetrators of abuse break down the barriers to change. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (cover)
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