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Abusive men -- Counseling of;


An estimate 1.8 million women are beaten by their spouses each year (Edelson, 1984). During recent years battered women shelters and services have been established to protect women and children during times of family crisis. The problem of woman battering has been recorded throughout history but research on intervention, particularly with men who batter, is in its infancy (Tolman & Edelson, 1989). In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the numbers of programs established to help men change their violent behavior. This article reviews the published research on intervention with men who batter. Intervention with men who batter women range from individual treatment to attempts to change the workings of social institutions. This study will define battering and examine treatment methods for men who batter. It should be noted here that although men sometimes are targets of physical aggression and other abuse by their partners, they generally do not experience the kind of terror, intimidation, and sense of domination that battered women do (Tolman & Edelson, 1989). For this reason, the focus here is exclusively on women victims of men's violence.

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Master of Arts


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Robert T. Lembke


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