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Do Duluth Model interventions with perpetrators of domestic violence violate mental health professional ethics?
Ethics & Behavior (2009)
  • Ken Corvo, Syracuse University
  • Donald Dutton
  • Wan-Yi Chen
Abstract

In spite of numerous studies of program outcomes finding little or no positive effect on violent behavior, the Duluth model remains the most common program type of interventions with perpetrators of domestic violence. In addition, Duluth model programs often ignore serious mental health and substance abuse issues present in perpetrators. These and other issues of possible threat to mental health professional ethics are reviewed in light of the court-mandated, compulsory nature of most Duluth model programs and client and victim expectations for program efficacy.

Keywords
  • professional ethics,
  • domestic violence,
  • evidence\-based practice
Disciplines
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Ken Corvo, Donald Dutton and Wan-Yi Chen. "Do Duluth Model interventions with perpetrators of domestic violence violate mental health professional ethics?" Ethics & Behavior Vol. 19 Iss. 4 (2009)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/wan-yi_chen/3/