What Is Empowerment Anyway? A Model for Domestic Violence Practice, Research, and Evaluation

About the Course:

This course examines the best practice for providing domestic violence services through evaluation and empowerment to address intimate partner violence. The authors discuss The Empowerment Model they created, and its components. They also created a measurement tool called MOVERS to measure not only their model, but empowerment itself. This article offers a significant contribution to not only Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) theory, but also practice.

Publication Date:

2014

Course Material Authors

Lauren Bennett Cattaneo, PhD

Dr. Cattaneo earned her doctorate in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Maryland (College Park) in 2001, and joined the faculty of the Clinical Psychology Program at George Mason University in 2003. Within the area of intimate partner violence, Dr. Cattaneo’s research has focused on the key constructs of empowerment and survivor-centered practice to explore the best ways to assist survivors. Her work has been published in multiple journals and she has presented at conferences across the United States.

Lisa A. Goodman. PhD

Dr. Goodman earned her doctorate at Boston College and has been teaching at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development since 1999. Dr. Goodman’s research engages communities to illuminate and transform the lives of intimate partner violence survivors. Her expertise encompasses community-based participatory research, community-based responses to intimate partner violence, domestic violence program evaluation, and social justice teaching. She serves on the editorial boards of two journals and has had multiple articles published.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the importance of the shift from service-based to survivor-centric practice in the treatment of IPV.

  2. Identify the components of The Empowerment Model.

  3. Summarize the effectiveness of empowerment in the treatment of IPV.

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Course Number 102649
1.5 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $10.46
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