Why Battered Women Stay: It Could Happen To Anyone

Why Battered Women Stay: It Could Happen To Anyone

Why Battered Women Stay: It Could Happen to Anyone

The widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. Fully upd

About the Author

Alyce LaViolette has worked with battered women since 1978, first as an advocate at Women Shelter in Long Beach and then in private practice. In 1979, she founded Alternatives to Violence in Long Beach, one of the first programs in the country for spouse abusers. She specializes in Anger Management, Domestic Violence Counseling for Survivors and Perpetrators, and Gender Issues. She also provides couples' counseling, and a broad base of individual issues. She also serves as an expert witness for criminal and family court.



Ola W. Barnett is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.  She earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Psychology at UCLA, specializing in Learning.  Her initial research centered on batterers, and she later studied battered women and dating violence.  She has coauthored two best-selling Sage books (with Alyce D. LaViolette) on why battered women stay with...

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