When Abuse Is Psychological - Coercive Control

July 20, 2016

It can be difficult to identify abuse when there aren't physical signs to prove it. This New York Times article highlights how serious of an abuse coercive control is, and the importance of recognizing it. "Coercive control describes an ongoing and multipronged strategy, with tactics that include manipulation, humiliation, isolation, financial abuse, stalking, gaslighting and sometimes physical or sexual abuse." According to the article, coercive control often escalates to physical abuse when victims are not compliant to the control. In the early stages of a relationship, coercive control can take the form of time monopolization, which can even feel good to individuals who are seeking love and companionship. In December of 2015, England and Wales included coercive control in its definition of domestic abuse, America has yet to follow.

 

Full article here.

Please reload

Featured Posts

Start Thinking About Bedtime Like It's Exercise

November 29, 2016

1/3
Please reload

Recent Posts

November 15, 2016

November 12, 2016

November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Social Media
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Davina Kevelson, LMHC

303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY, 10016

davinakevelson@gmail.com  |  917-565-7561

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 11.51.17 PM

© 2016 designed by Davina Kevelson.