Ellen L. Bowen, LCSW, BCD, is a clinical social worker and co-founder of NOVA Non-Violent Alternatives, a 52-week treatment program for domestic violence offenders.
"This timely and practical treatment manual is based on the author's many years of clinical experience and solid, up-to-date research on the characteristics, context and etiology of intimate partner abuse. It assumes, correctly, that violence by women ought to be taken seriously, and offers a number of research-based, systemic, multi-faceted and pragmatic startegies with which to address this significant social problem."-John Hamel, LCSW, private practice, San Rafael and Walnut Creek, CA, author of Family Interventions in Domestic Violence "Ellen Bowen has made an important contribution to recognizing that domestic violence is not only male-perpetrated but that females too need treatment for intimate abusiveness. The psychological issues driving intimate partner violence, attachment insecurity and ego deficits cut across gender lines and require a psychologically informed treatment-Ellen Bowen provides that at long last."-Don Dutton, author of The Abusive Personality and Rethinking Domestic Violence