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Special Series: Violence in the Home

NCJ Number
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Volume: 56 Issue: 1 Dated: (February 1988) Pages: 3-47
A E Kazdin
Date Published
36 pages
This journal provides the results of a variety of clinical assessment and program evaluation studies, with special focus on child abuse and neglect and domestic violence.
Child abuse studies examine the effects of family characteristics and social cognition on social adjustment of college women who were victims of childhood incest, reporter and other case factors associated with substantiation of child abuse and neglect reports, effects of peer and adult social intervention with withdrawn maltreatment victims, and the effectiveness of an early intervention for parents at risk of child abuse and neglect. Family violence studies examine the contributions of such factors as anger, hostility, depression, and effective communication response. Additional papers examine the effectiveness of therapeutic treatments for alcoholism, genital herpes, and weight loss; while others investigate correlates of adjustment/maladjustment in various populations (college students, child psychiatric patients, anxiety-disordered children). Finally, the utility of a variety of psychometric measures is investigated, including the Vanderbilt Psychotherapy Process Scale, cancer pretreatment measures, the Mississippi Scale for Combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the California Verbal Learning Test, and child and adolescent self-report measures. The validity of psychophysiological measures of pedophiliac arousal in sex offenders also is considered. Article tables, figures, and references. For separate articles, see NCJ 110765-110770.