Male Batterer Intervention Programs: Assessing and Improving Effectiveness from an Adlerian Perspective

There is currently a debate among scholars who evaluate batterer intervention programs about the effectiveness of such programs. While some researchers claim batterer intervention programs have little impact on the incidence of future intimate partner violence, others believe that they do have a positive effect when implemented and measured correctly. This paper explores the debate through an Adlerian lens. In addition, a recommendation is presented for how Individual Psychology can be incorporated into working with perpetrators of domestic violence to prevent further abusive behavior. Finally, based on research findings, suggestions are made for structuring and implementing batterer intervention programs to increase their effectiveness.

Shelley Strohmaier
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