Recommended reading list for new intervention program staff
The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, by Lundy Bancroft
Batterer intervention systems: Issues, Outcomes, and Recommendations, by Edward Gondolf
The Future of Batterer Programs: Reassessing Evidence-Based Practice, by Edward W. Gondolf
Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity, by Robert Jensen
I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, by Terrence Real
The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, by Jackson Katz
Programs for Men Who Batter: Intervention and Prevention Strategies in a Diverse Society, by Etiony Aldarondo, Fernando Mederos
Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention: A New Paradigm in Ending Family Violence, by Peter Lehmann, PhD, LCSW & Catherine Simmons, PhD
Unclenching Our Fists: Abusive Men on the Journey to Nonviolence, by Sara Elinoff Acker
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond, by Patricia Evans
Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse, by Linda Mills
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, by Lundy Bancroft
Coercive Control, by Evan Stark
Invitation to Responsibility by Alan Jenkins and A Typology of Domestic Violence by Michael Johnson
Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship by, Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D.
Almeida, Rhea & Judith Lockard . 2005. The Cultural Context Model. In Natalie J. Sokoloff (Ed.). Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings at the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender & Culture. NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Men’s Work by Paul Kivel. This is where the “Act Like A Man” box comes from and offers a nice social justice/feminist analysis of men’s violence against women while also touching on other forms of oppression such as racism.
When Good Men Behave Badly by David Wexler. This is the book we most typically recommend to our attendees to read. It touches on a lot of common BIP curriculum concepts as well as presenting Wexler’s application of Self Psychology to domestic violence perpetration (where abusive partners become abusive in part due to their partners now always being able to perfectly mirror them, which is inevitable).
Violent No More by Michael Paymar. This is another book written for abusive men that is rooted in the Duluth curriculum.
Intimate Partner Violence: A Clinical Training Guide for Mental Health Professionals by Carol Jordan
“Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism” by Suzanne Pharr
Parenting by Men Who Batter:new Direction in Assessment and Intervention Jeffery L. Edleson and Oliver J. Williams. Oxford Press.