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Mentalizing Family Violence Part 1: Conceptual Framework

Asen, E; Fonagy, P; (2017) Mentalizing Family Violence Part 1: Conceptual Framework. Family Process , 56 (1) pp. 6-21. 10.1111/famp.12261. Green open access

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Abstract

This is the first of two companion papers describing concepts and techniques of a mentalization-based approach to understanding and managing family violence. We review evidence that attachment difficulties, sudden high levels of arousal, and poor affect control contribute to a loss of mentalizing capacity, which, in turn, undermines social learning and can favor the transgenerational transmission of violent interaction patterns. It is suggested that physically violent acts are only possible if mentalizing is temporarily inhibited or decoupled. However, being mentalized in the context of attachment relationships in the family generates epistemic trust within the family unit and reduces the likelihood of family violence. The implications of this framework for therapeutic work with families are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Mentalizing Family Violence Part 1: Conceptual Framework
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/famp.12261
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12261
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 Family Process Institute. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Asen, E; Fonagy, P; (2016) Mentalizing Family Violence Part 1: Conceptual Framework. Family Process, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/famp.12261. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Epistemic Trust, Family, Mentalization-Based Approach, Mentalizing, Violence / Confianza epistémica, enfoque basado en la mentalización, familia, mentalización, violencia,
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1515831
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