Biderman's Chart of Coercion

Biderman’s Chart of Coercion is a tool developed to explain the methods used to break the will or brainwash a prisoner of war. These tools are also used by domestic abuse perpetratorsRead more


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Cycle of Domestic Abuse

In 1979, psychologist Lenore Walker found that many violent relationships follow a common pattern or cycle.Read more

The Duluth Model

Domestic violence is a combination of a number of different tactics of abuse that are used to maintain power and control in a relationshipRead more

DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)

Developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Lineham, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but has been adapted to meet the particular needs of people who experience emotions very intensely.Read more


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