Intimate partner violence and the black and minority ethnic community.

Shoaib, Sohbia Binit (2010). Intimate partner violence and the black and minority ethnic community. University of Birmingham. Foren.Psy.D.

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The aim of the thesis was to examine IPV within BME communities with a particular focus on the South Asian community. Chapter one presents a generic review of treatment on IPV victims. By examining nine studies, seven studies did not examine ethnic differences and findings suggest that interventions are more effective when there is a combination of CBT and advocacy service in reducing psychological effects and re-abuse. Looking at interventions on an individual level (Chapter 2), it was also found that in work with a female BME patient who had suffered from IPV, CBT was effective in reducing the distress she was experiencing from her delusion’s and psychotic beliefs. A number of risk factors were also identified within the assessment stage indicating the likelihood of the patient becoming a victim of IPV. Chapter three provides a critique of the CTS-2 highlighting its cultural applicability in assessing IPV within South Asian communities. Therefore, the CTS-2 was used in the empirical research presented in Chapter 4 to investigate whether differences exist in rates of IPV in South Asian and non South Asian participants. The study found high levels of severe physical violence and associations between participants’ beliefs and their use of violence within relationships.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Foren.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Foren.Psy.D.
Hamilton-Giachritsis, CatherineUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology


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