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Kathleen Malloy (Committee Chair), Celeste Waller (Committee Member), Heather Wilder (Committee Member)

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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


This study will attempt to determine the effectiveness of the Preventing Abuse in the Home (PATH) batterer's intervention program through the collection of qualitative data from interviews completed by men who had previously had contact with the program. Interview questions were created based upon several variables that researchers were interested in gathering information on. Results highlighted differences based on how individuals who had completed the program and those who had not participated in the program spoke regarding their abusive behavior and behavior changes they had made. Results also indicated the importance of working with clients based on which stage in the change process (Prochaska & DiClimente, 1984) that clients appear to be in while participating in the PATH program. This study is part of a larger study that will be attempting to determine the effectiveness of the PATH program. Although women can also be perpetrators of domestic violence, this study will focus only on men because each of the PATH groups are male-only groups.

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Department or Program

School of Professional Psychology

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Psychology Commons