Frequently, with the aim of protecting victims, clinicians recommend separate services and refuse to provide couple therapy Borne et al. A further hypothesis supposed that additional and hidden power dynamics may contribute to the occurrence of IPV. Breadcrumb Home. References Alhusen J. Skip to main content. Violent Behav 24 —
Minority stress, substance use, and intimate partner violence among sexual minority women.
Further, clinicians must use an inclusive language, avoiding any type of homophobic attitude, beginning from the first contact with the client Eliason and Schope, ; Finneran et al. It is considered that services are rarely available for LGB people, and when they are, it is often difficult to access them, particularly in rural areas Jeffries and Kay, ; Ford et al. The abuser may also claim that it is the victim's fault that the abuser has HIV or AIDS, essentially emotionally blackmailing them to stay in the relationship. Such findings may be due to the fact that being openly out implied a longer period of time of being victimized by the partner but also the opposite:
The effectiveness of intervention programs for perpetrators and victims of intimate partner violence.