Literature Review of Psychological Treatments among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence


  • Francis C. Ojiakor The United States International University-Africa
  • Annet Kasande The United States International University-Africa
  • Evelyne K. Arasa The United States International University-Africa



The paper has provided an extensive review on the subject matter of the psychological treatments that are commonly used among the victims of Intimate Partner Violence. The individuals in the mentioned population are known to experience IPV in the form of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, mostly. In turn, it affects their mental health, and hence the need for them to receive psychological treatment based on specific symptoms being experienced. The review has given consideration to the psychological treatments that are supported by empirical evidence. The psychological treatments included in this review include Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Meta-cognitive Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In addition, in the review, relevant recommendations have been made to ensure that victims of IPV are able to benefit significantly from the psychological treatments. There is also a need for researchers to come up with other interventions or treatment modalities for other none common adverse effects of IPV.

Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence, Psychological Treatments, Victims, Sexual Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Physical Abuse, Depressive, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Symptoms, Post-Traumatic Disorder.

Author Biographies

Francis C. Ojiakor, The United States International University-Africa

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Annet Kasande, The United States International University-Africa

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Evelyne K. Arasa, The United States International University-Africa

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


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How to Cite

Ojiakor, F., A. Kasande, and E. Arasa. “Literature Review of Psychological Treatments Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence”. Journal of Sociology, Psychology & Religious Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, Feb. 2023, pp. 36-48, doi:10.53819/81018102t6048.