Controversy, Constraints, and Context: Understanding Family Violence Through Family Systems Theory

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article discusses the controversies surrounding the use of family systems theory as a framework for understanding family violence. The author examines potential implications for the exclusion of family systems approaches in the research and treatment of family violence. In addition, the author describes several opportunities that may arise through the application of family systems theory to family violence for theory, practice, and research.

Additional Information

Publication
The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 14(3), 234-239.
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
family violence, family systems theory, domestic violence