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A critical new pathway towards change in abusive relationships: The theory of transition framework

Shy, Yael
June 4, 2015

Source: (2010) Clinical Social Work Journal. 318:418-425

This article explores the use of ‘‘Transition
Framework’’ as a conceptual framework for individual and
social change. William Bridges introduced Transition
Framework in the 1970s as a three-pronged model
explaining how people respond to change in their lives.
This article argues that such an approach has the potential
to help clients recognize and grieve the loss of their old
identities, become comfortable with new ways of communicating,
understand their cycles of relapse and make
positive changes. The relevance of this model to transformative
change in domestic violence treatment is explored.


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