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Keywords

Abused wives--Counseling of; Forgiveness--Therapeutic use; Abused women; Victims of family violence--Counseling of;

Abstract

Twenty-five percent of women in the United States will report some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) within their lifetimes (Mac, Ferron, & Crosby, 2009). At these rates, IPV has become an epidemic, touching the lives of most people. The effects of lPV on victim's physical and psychological health may be severe and chronic (Weaver & Clum, 1995). Finding potent therapy approaches with this population is essential. The author of this paper proposes forgiveness therapy as an approach worthy of further investigation. This paper focuses on explaining what forgiveness is and is not, describes common sequelae of lPV, reviews Enright's model of forgiveness therapy, and a brief literature review of research concerning forgiveness therapy and its application to participants who have endured deep hurts.

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Darcie A. Davis-Gage

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Date Original

2010

Object Description

1 PDF file (35 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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