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Terapia psicológica

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ECHEBURUA, Enrique  and  AMOR, Pedro Javier. Male batterers: are they mentally ill and are they needed of psychological treatment?. Ter Psicol [online]. 2016, vol.34, n.1, pp.31-40. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082016000100004.

There are many reasons why men who batter should be psychologically treated. In this paper the most relevant mental disorders, such as substance use disorder, pathological jealousy, and antisocial, borderline, narcissistic and paranoid personality disorders, and psychological deficits of batterer men, such as anger, emotional difficulties, cognitive distortions, low self-esteem and deficits in social skills and problem solving, are analyzed. Male domestic violence offender typologies according to the most relevant classifications are commented. The role of these typologies for treatment is pointed out. An analysis of how to combine court intervention and psychological treatment to rehabilitate abusive men is also carried out. Motivational enhancement strategies and effective therapy for men who batter are discussed. Finally, the future perspectives and the most relevant goals of research are commented on.

Keywords : intimate partner violence; batterer men; mental disorders; psychological treatment.

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