Efficacy of different treatment modalities in men convicted of inti-mate partner violence

  • Santiago Boira Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Yolanda López Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Lucía Tomás-Aragonés Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ana Rosa Gaspar Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza
Keywords: Intimate partner violence, male batterers, court-mandated intervention programs, quasi-experiment.

Abstract

The results obtained in a psychological intervention program for men convicted of intimate partner violence are presented in this study. The sample consists of 62 men distributed into three treatment modalities: unstructured group therapy (N = 15); structured group therapy (N = 16); individual therapy (N = 16), and control group (N = 15). A quasi-experimental design with pre and post intervention assessment is used to measure the effect of the treatment modality. Although the results obtained are not conclusive in the variables analysed, some differences between treatment options are observed. Pre and post differences are observed between individual and group therapy regarding participants’ goal achievements. When comparing the two group formats, the structured therapy group shows more significant values of change in the administered questionnaires.  In the individual therapy format, post treatment measures show higher values in the following scores of the SCL-90-R (Interpersonal Sensitivity, Depression, Hostility, GSI, PSDI and PST). We discuss the relevance of using self-report questionnaires in evaluating such programs

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Author Biographies

Santiago Boira, Universidad de Zaragoza
Profesor Asociado, Área Psicología Social. Departamento de Psicología y Sociología. Universidad de Zaragoza
Yolanda López, Universidad de Zaragoza
Profesor Ayudante.Departamento de Psicología y Sociología. Universidad de Zaragoza
Lucía Tomás-Aragonés, Universidad de Zaragoza
Profesor Asociado. Departamento de Psicología y Sociología. Universidad de Zaragoza
Ana Rosa Gaspar, Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza
Psicóloga. Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza
How to Cite
Boira, S., López, Y., Tomás-Aragonés, L., & Gaspar, A. R. (1). Efficacy of different treatment modalities in men convicted of inti-mate partner violence. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(1), 19-28. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.1.130631
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology