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J Marital Fam Ther. 2016 Oct;42(4):567-583. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12178. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Couples Therapy for Intimate Partner Violence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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1
Case Western Reserve University. gkk6@case.edu.
2
Case Western Reserve University.

Abstract

Intimate partner violence is a serious public health problem accompanied by substantial morbidity and mortality. Despite its documented impact on health, there is no widely recognized treatment of choice. Some studies indicate that couples suffering from situational violence may benefit from couples therapy, but professionals are cautious to risk the possibility of violent retaliation between partners. After a comprehensive literature search of 1,733 citations, this systematic review and meta-analysis compiles the results of six studies to investigate the effectiveness of couples therapy as a treatment for violence. Preliminary data suggest that couples therapy is a viable treatment in select situations.

PMID:
27377617
PMCID:
PMC5050084
DOI:
10.1111/jmft.12178
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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