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When Intimate Partner Violence Meets Same Sex Couples: A Review of Same Sex Intimate Partner Violence

About the Course:

Over the past few decades, the causes of and intervention for intimate partner violence (IPV) have been approached and studied. This paper presents a narrative review on IPV occurring in same-sex couples, that is, same-sex intimate partner violence (SSIPV).

Despite the myth that IPV is exclusively an issue in heterosexual relationships, many studies have revealed the existence of IPV among lesbian and gay couples, and its incidence is comparable to (Turell, 2000) or higher than that among heterosexual couples (Messinger, 2011; Kelley et al., 2012). While similarities between heterosexual and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) IPV were found, unique features and dynamics were present in LGB IPV. Such features are mainly related to the identification and treatment of SSIPV in the community and to the need of taking into consideration the role of sexual minority stressors.

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Author

Luca Rollè€, PhD

Dr. Rollè€ is an associate professor at the University of Torino, Turin, Italy. He has published multiple articles on child development, domestic violence and LGBT topics.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers treating IPV in same sex couples. This course is appropriate for intermediate and above levels of knowledge. This course content is at the intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the SSIV, including who is the victim and who is the perpetrator.

  2. Acknowledge the differences in treating SSIPV vs IPV.

  3. Evaluate the differences in treating SSIPV and HIV SSIPV.

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Course Material

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Course Number 102405
1.5 credit hour
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