Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Evidence-Based Psychotherapeutic Treatment for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: An Investigation of the Relationship between Patient Presenting Characteristics and Treatment
by Maguire, Megan A., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 81; 10975323
Abstract (Summary)

Little is known about predictors of treatment selection for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study aimed to identify the relationship between patient demographics, positive cut-off score of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and somatization, number of lifetime traumas, diagnosis, length of treatment, and clinician’s selected evidence-based therapy (EBT). A secondary data analysis of 319 adults who sought services at a community mental health clinic who reported IPV was conducted. Neither Patient demographic characteristics or screen positive cut-off score for PTSD, anxiety, depression, or somatization was indicative of selected EBT. Patient demographic characteristics of age, female gender, race/ethnicity, employment disability, marital status, and education were found to be significant pre-treatment predictors of attending more sessions of treatment. There was no association between clinician’s treatment selection of EBT and patient diagnosis or patients number of lifetime traumatic experiences. A dramatic need for future research regarding predictors of selected EBT are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ghafoori, Bita
Commitee: Luken, Debora, Saltzman, William
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Therapy, Psychobiology, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Domestic violence, Evidence-based therapy, Intimate partner violence, Psychotherapy, Trauma, Treatment
Publication Number: 10975323
ISBN: 9780438708129
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