Same-sex intimate partner violence: Dynamics, social context, and counseling implications

Christine E. Murray*, Allen Keith Mobley, Anne P. Buford, Megan M. Seaman-Dejohn

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This article presents a review of literature describing intimate partner violence (IPV) in same-sex relationships. The authors present definitions and the prevalence of themain forms of violence-physical, sexual, and emotional-that can occur within same-sex intimate partner relationships, an overview of the existing research that examines the dynamics and broader social context of same-sex IPV, and implications for counseling affected individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-30
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of LGBT Issues in Counseling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 28 2008


  • Counseling
  • Domestic violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Same-sex couples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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