Students and Professionals

Students and professorsShift your paradigms of consciousness regarding violence in the home, through other professionals or students in the field.

Web Bibliography


1. Books on Domestic Violence – Best Books About Domestic Violence

Check out the “Research” section I have selected specific books which I own and have knowledge of their contents. There are still many others which will be made available once you get into Amazon.

Two new books written by psychotherapists are now featured in the Survivors Section of First is Absent Hearts, Missing Pieces and the second is Hallie’s Story. Both books are stories about a survivor of abuse. Hallie is guided by her psychotherapist and Absent Hearts features a master’s thesis on working with batterers in the final chapter. You won’t find another book comparable to these two from professionals in the field of psychology.

Volcano Press

Sage Publications One book which was suggested is: Batterer Intervention Systems (2002) by Edward W. Gondolf

2. Physiological Psychology

Bessel van der Kolk,M.D.,Ph.D. Articles under his biography.

Bruce Perry,M.D.,Ph.D. Keep scrolling down on his site, you will find many articles he has written.

The Dana Organization Some of their articles on the brain are available in Spanish.

3. Working with the Perpetrator

Daniel Sonkin California Therapist has written books on working with the Perpetrator, but also offers articles online for the public and professionals to learn more about alternative methods.

Dr. Donald Dutton Official Website – Dr. Dutton has written many books and articles. Most known to this website, The batterer: A psychological profile. (1995) New York: Basic Books.

4. Misc. Articles

Does Patriarchy cause Wife Assault? Journal: Violence and Victims (by Donald Dutton)

Divorce Related Malicious Mother Syndrome
Article from the Journal of Family Violence

5. Web Databases on Violence

Women Watch The United Nations Internet gateway on the advancement and empowerment of Women.

Violence Against Women Database Johns Hopkins University put together a database of information pertaining to domestic violence.

Family Violence Treatment and Education Association San Francisco Bay Area program that offers resources locally but also speakers amongst other things.

6. Music, Art, and Play Therapy

Music Therapy and Domestic Violence

7. Body Psychotherapy

Books and Training Videos for Violence Prevention Disarming the Playground: Violence Prevention Through Movement and Pro-Social Skills by Rena Kornblum, MCAT, ADTR

The following websites present information on using somatic psychology with clients in general.

Columbus Center for Movement Studies

Alexander Technique International

The Focusing Institute

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

European Association for Body Psychotherapy

8. Training to work with Teens

Girls Circle Groups

The Empower Program

9. Psychotherapists and Organizations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Jill Curtis Website in UK

Gloria Arenson

10. Abstract to my Final Integrative Project (thesis) for John F. Kennedy University 2000

This paper examines the mind of the batterer and unlocks the missing piece relevant to ending domestic violence. The author provides personal accounts to explain academic research of internationally known psychologists such as Donald Dutton, John Gottman, and Neil Jacobson. There is also a correlation from one researcher to another so that the reader is able to clearly understand and empathize with the developmental growth of the young boy who is destined to become a batterer. Through a study of the existing treatment programs, an alternative model is created that can empower this man to discover a healthier sense of self.

The entire thesis can be found in the final chapter of my book, “Absent Hearts, Missing Pieces” which is now available through Amazon¬†and Barnes and Noble


10. References

These are references used in a paper I wrote in 1997 called “Reclaiming our Power.” Available on this website – click on title at the contents on the left side of this screen.

Brice-Baker, J.R. (1994). Domestic violence in African-American and African-Caribbean families. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. Vol. 3 (1) 23-38.
California Department of Justice/Office of the Attorney General. (1997). Domestic violence handbook: A survivor’s guide. State of California: Crime and Violence Prevention Center.
Edelson, J.L. & Eisikovits, Z.C. (1996). Future interventions with battered women and their families. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Frankl, V.E. (1986/1955). The doctor and the soul. New York: Random House.
Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam.
Gondolf, E.W. & Fisher, E.R. (1988). Battered women as survivors: An alternative to treating learned helplessness. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
Goodman, M.S. & Fallon, B.C. (1995). Pattern changing for abused women. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Levinson, D. (1989). Family violence in cross-cultural perspective. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
McCue, M.L. (1995). Domestic violence. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc.
Pinn, V.W. & Chunko, M.T. (1997). The diverse faces of violence: Minority women and domestic abuse. Academic Medicine. Vol. 72 (1) S65-S71.
Rusbult, C.E. & Martz, J.M. (1995). Remaining in an abusive relationship: An investment model analysis of nonvoluntary dependence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Vol. 21 (6) 558-571.
Walker, L.E. (1984). The battered women’s syndrome. New York: Springer Publishing Company.


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