The adaptation of a solution focused domestic violence perpetrator programme to meet the needs of a client with a learning disability.

Rosemary Banting, Catherine Butler, Charlotte Swift

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Abstract

Re-offending rates of perpetrators of domestic violence are high (Hester et al., 2006) and there is a need for perpetrator programmes to reduce victimisation. There is no clear evidence for the effectiveness of existing programmes (Bowen, Gilchrist, & Beech, 2005; Herman, Rotunda, Williamson, & Vodanovich, 2014; Smedslund et al.,, 2011). A new perpetrator programme based on solution focused brief therapy has been developed (Bowen, 2013), and whilst in its infancy it has received positive feedback from services and clients (International Innovation, 2016). Solution Focused Brief Therapy has been found to be effective in the reduction of aggression and criminal behaviours (Gingerich & Peterson, 2013), and has been effectively used with people with a learning disability (Smith, 2005). This case study will explore the effectiveness of the new perpetrator programme with someone with a learning disability on their attitudes towards domestic violence and abuse as well as self-esteem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-502
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Family Therapy
Volume40
Issue number4
Early online date28 Jul 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Learning Disability
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Perpetrator

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