Therapeutic interventions in intimate partner violence: an overview

  • Valeria Condino | Humanistic Studies Department, Carlo Bo University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy.
  • Annalisa Tanzilli Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  • Anna Maria Speranza Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
  • Vittorio Lingiardi Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.


Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and its prevention is a global public health priority. There is strong scientific evidence that suggests IPV and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, chronic pain, etc. are linked. Despite recommendations and various interventions for the treatment of IPV that have been tried in these last 20 years, the rates of recurrence are still too high. Furthermore, there is a lack of research evidence for the effectiveness of the most common treatments provided for victims and perpetrators of IPVs. The purpose of this paper is to present most used, at a global level, therapeutic interventions for women experiencing IPV (as well as treatments for perpetrators). The possibility of building a preliminary theoretical and clinical model is discussed.



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Condino, V., Tanzilli, A., Speranza, A. M., & Lingiardi, V. (2016). Therapeutic interventions in intimate partner violence: an overview. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 19(2).