Applying a strengths-based psychoeducational model of rehabilitation to the treatment of intimate partner violence: Program theory and logic model

Erica Bowen, Kate Walker, Emma Holdsworth

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In the United Kingdom, there is an increasing need to develop prevention programs for intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA). However, this need has increased within a context of increasing financial pressure. Consequently, commissioners are expressing interest in models of prevention that are brief. This article first reviews the effectiveness of domestic violence (DV) prevention programs, including those from England and Wales. This article then describes the theoretical development of an emerging IPVA prevention program that combines solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods. The article addresses how CBT content is integrated within the SFBT approach and provides details of the intervention logic model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-517
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Issue number3
Early online date12 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


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  • batterer intervention program
  • intimate partner violence and abuse
  • solution-focused brief therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Applied Psychology

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