‘Therapeutic interventions’ are therapies (e.g. counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural programmes) designed to help IPV victims to manage its psychological effects (e.g. posttraumatic stress, depression, low self-esteem) and help reduce their vulnerability.
International research shows that therapeutic interventions such as counselling can reduce victims’ vulnerability to Intimate Partner Violence revictimisation, but more controlled studies are needed. These interventions have not been evaluated in New Zealand to date.
For every 6 people treated, 1 fewer will be revictimised.