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The Resource Intimate violence : attacks upon psychic interiority, Joseph Scalia

Intimate violence : attacks upon psychic interiority, Joseph Scalia

Label
Intimate violence : attacks upon psychic interiority
Title
Intimate violence
Title remainder
attacks upon psychic interiority
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Scalia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traditional analyses of domestic battery often point to the batterer's need for power and control to explain patterns of violent behavior. Offering a nonjudgmental and compassionate view of the interior life of the batterer, Intimate Violence moves beyond this explanation and transforms our understanding of the psychic origins of abuse. The book is divided into three main sections. The first assesses psychoanalytic understanding of the inner mechanisms of the batterer's violent behavior toward close family members, pointing to disruptions in the abuser's "narcissistic equilibrium." The second section looks more broadly at the ideas of "batterer" and "victim," and the ways these categories--and the social stigma and support accorded respectively--may impede healing and resolution. The third section addresses various treatment methods that promise permanent changes in batterers' behavior. Intimate Violence also deals frankly with the dynamics of the therapist/client relationship in battery cases, particularly transference and countertransference. How do therapists deal with feelings of revulsion for the batterer's behavior, or for the batterer him- or herself? How do they resist the very human urge within themselves to punish their clients? Scalia persuasively argues that these issues subtly undermine counseling, causing resistance to develop within both parties, and that a new approach to therapy is needed. His analysis suggests that "emotional communication" in the context of prolonged and deep psychoanalysis enables patient and practitioner alike to transcend cycles of recrimination and defensiveness
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scalia, Joseph
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family violence
  • Abusive men
  • Wife abuse
  • Family violence
  • SELF-HELP
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Abusive men
  • Family violence
  • Family violence
  • Wife abuse
  • Development Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battered Women
  • Domestic Violence
  • Spouse Abuse
Label
Intimate violence : attacks upon psychic interiority, Joseph Scalia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: Understanding the batterer. Affect regulation and narcissistic equilibrium. The experience of self and other. Identification with the aggressor -- pt. 2: The politics of the batterer-treatment movement. Political versus clinical determination of abuse and other associations. Our unwitting persecution of the batterer and other facile conveniences -- pt. 3: Treatment. Countertransference. Transference. Joining techniques. Working through: A synthesis
Control code
ocm51311720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231506298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/scal11984
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2720tp
  • e379c25a-15f0-41df-878c-043c15575e4a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51311720
Label
Intimate violence : attacks upon psychic interiority, Joseph Scalia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-157) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: Understanding the batterer. Affect regulation and narcissistic equilibrium. The experience of self and other. Identification with the aggressor -- pt. 2: The politics of the batterer-treatment movement. Political versus clinical determination of abuse and other associations. Our unwitting persecution of the batterer and other facile conveniences -- pt. 3: Treatment. Countertransference. Transference. Joining techniques. Working through: A synthesis
Control code
ocm51311720
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231506298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/scal11984
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2720tp
  • e379c25a-15f0-41df-878c-043c15575e4a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51311720

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