Alumni Group Round Table Discussion Series

October 02, 2020 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

CFPS Library - 900 Lovett, Houston, TX 77006

Clinical Issues in Working with Couples and Individuals Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

Karen “Kacie” Campbell-Liput, LCSW

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as actual or threatened harm of a physical, sexual, or psychological nature by a current or former partner or spouse. Based on surveys conducted by the CDC, it is estimated that 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men in the U.S. have experienced rape, physical assault, or stalking. Based on the victims who have come forward, we know that the issue cuts across race, sexual orientation, and social class, in addition to gender. Despite the prevalence and seriousness of IPV, however, the psychoanalytic literature on the topic has been scant until the past decade. Our discussion will explore the treatment considerations in working with couples (Goldner, 2004; Humphries & McCann, 2015) and individuals (Bogat et al, 2013; Stein, 2012) who present with IVP. While psychoanalytic psychotherapy can assist the couple in recognizing the underlying dynamics of their behavior, a more integrated, active approach is needed to address power inequities and develop safety plans. Treatment interventions also should empower victims and address their emotional dysregulation, splitting, and dissociation.

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