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The Violence and Addiction Equation Theoretical and Clinical Issues in Substance Abuse and Relationship Violence

by Christine Wekerle

The Violence and Addiction Equation Theoretical and Clinical Issues in Substance Abuse and Relationship Violence Synopsis

The Violence and Addiction Equation is an empirically based book that bridges the relationship between violence and substance addiction with a focus on the overlap of issues. It is a groundbreaking collection of contributions by prominent clinicians in the field, and the timely chapter's include clinical commentary that identifies and elaborates on points of transfer from theory to clinical practice.

The Violence and Addiction Equation Theoretical and Clinical Issues in Substance Abuse and Relationship Violence Press Reviews

... Wekerle and Wall...present 16 contributions, penned mostly by psychologists and psychiatrists, that attempt to grapple with the overlapping issues between relationship violence and addictions.. -Book News, Inc., Portland, Oregon [This book] address the addiction-violence overlap by assembling state-of-the-art theory and research in these areas to document the connection and the problem while also exploring prevention and treatment. This book represents a primary effort to pull together separate fields and offer essential assistance to researchers and practitioners working to alleviate the combined impact of addiction and violence. - Family Therapy: The Journal of the California Graduate School of Family Psychology, Volume 29, Number 2, 2002 This well-written, scholarly book by Wekerle and Wall provides an excellent overview of current information on the overlap between violence and substance abuse. It represents a major contribution to the field ofviolence and mental health research, and will be a highly valuable resource for investigators, educators, clinicians, policy makers and students. This volume includes comprehensive reviews that combine theory and research findings in examining the links among child maltreatment, partner violence and substance abuse. It is comprehensive, highly readable and brings clarity to the often complex issues surrounding the relationship between violence and addictions. In addition to enhancing our understanding of what is known currently about the violence/substance abuse connections, this much-needed work identifies areas of controversy, gaps in the field, and directions for future research. -Harriet MacMillan, M.D. This book is a well-organized and well-edited collection of papers on the complex problem of addiction and violence. The editors of provide useful opening and concluding chapters that admirably introduce the book and summarize and focus its conclusions. All chapters are exceptionally well supported by their bibliographic thoroughness. The Violence and Addiction Equation will be particularly important to policy makers, health care leaders, and administrators in planning and staffing programs.. -Joe Tupin, M.D., Psychiatric Services, December 2002, Vol.53, No. 12 The Violence and Addiction Equation addresses the addiction-violence overlap by assembing state-of-the-art theory and research in these areas to document the connection and the problem while also exploring prevention and treatment....This book represents a primary effort to pull together separate fields and offer essential assistance to researchers and practitioners working to alleviate the combined impact of addiction and violence. -Adolescence

Book Information

ISBN: 9780876309599
Publication date: 21st February 2002
Author: Christine Wekerle
Publisher: Brunner-Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 388 pages
Categories: Addiction & therapy, Psychotherapy,

About Christine Wekerle

Christine Wekerle, PhD, is Scientific Leader of the Aggression Initiative in the Child Psychiatry Program at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario. She is also and Associate of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution at York University. She has published in the areas of violence and its prevention, including child maltreatment and adolescent dating violence, and had most recently conducted collaborative research projects on the overlap between substance use and abuse and relationship violence. Anne-Marie Wall, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Clinical Program, at York University in ...

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