International Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence: Challenges and Opportunities

Concurrent Sessions 4 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

Karen J. Ripoll-Núñez, Ph.D.; and Ana L. Jaramillo-Sierra, Ph.D., LMFT, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; Fatemeh Nikparvar, M.S., Kansas State University; Tatiana Glebova, Ph.D., LMFT, Alliant International University; Jingshuai Du, MSW; Yanqun Peng, LMFT, Kansas State University; Mona Mittal, Ph.D., LMFT, University of Maryland; Manjushree Palit, Ph.D., Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, OP Jindal Global University, India; Chelsea Spencer, LMFT, and Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., LCMFT, Kansas State University

Codiscussants and Cochairs: Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., LCMFT, and Chelsea Spencer, M.S., LMFT, Kansas State University

4:45 PM
6:00 PM
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom
Session #
144
Session Type
Symposium
Organized By
  • Family Therapy

About the Session

  • 144-01 - Intimate Partner Violence in Colombia, South America
    By Karen J. Ripoll-Núñez, Ph.D., and Ana L. Jaramillo-Sierra, Ph.D., LMFT, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 144-02 - Intimate Partner Violence in Iran
    By Fatemeh Nikparvar, M.S., Kansas State University
  • 144-03 - Intimate Partner Violence in Russia
    By Tatiana Glebova, Ph.D., LMFT, Alliant International University
  • 144-04 - Intimate Partner Violence in China
    By Jingshuai Du, MSW,; Yanqun Peng, LMFT, Kansas State University
  • 144-05 - Intimate Partner Violence in India
    By Mona Mittal, Ph.D., LMFT, University of Maryland; Manjushree Palit, Ph.D., Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences, OP Jindal Global University, India
  • 144-06 - Intimate Partner Violence in the United States
    By Chelsea Spencer, LMFT, and Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., LCMFT, Kansas State University

Abstract(s)

In this symposium, we invite international family scholars and therapists to speak about intimate partner violence (IPV) in a global context. The papers invited to be a part of this symposium highlight the current state of IPV prevention and intervention efforts in Colombia, Iran, Russia, China, India, and the U.S. Topics that are covered include the current rates of IPV in each country, growth areas and challenges regarding IPV prevention and intervention, including legal issues, cultural and social contexts and their relation to IPV in each country. Through examining IPV through the perspectives of different countries, we can gain a more robust and systemic perspective on the global phenomenon of IPV. Family therapists throughout the world treat clients who have experienced violence in a current or previous relationship, and the goal of this symposium is to examine how larger social, cultural, and global factors impact the lives of the individuals we may serve or advocate for.

Objectives

(1) To understand similarities and differences among countries around the globe in how they respond to IPV and what still needs to be done to reduce instances of IPV and protect victims. (2) To demonstrate the importance of examining the cultural and social contexts that may contribute to further IPV victimization and perpetration. (3) To aid family therapists in recognizing cultural and social factors that may influence their work with individuals or couples who have experienced current or previous IPV throughout the world.

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Conference Session