Dissertation - NLU Access
Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Florida School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Patricia Dixon
Dr. Gary Howell
Often, mothers who kill their children suffer from losses at multiple levels: the loss of their children, freedom, and sense of self. U.S. courts often consider a mother’s emotional and physical condition before and during delivery, and some mothers will be reintegrated into society. In other cases, perpetrators deal with the long-term effects of the crime, including lengthy prison sentences. This study has three major objectives. The first is to review the current literature regarding filicide. Second, this review seeks to address the lack of adequate and consistent treatment interventions and protocols for maternal filicide. The third objective is to examine cultural differences in the process of maternal filicide as well as therapeutic needs.
Ruiz, Maria, "Maternal Filicide and Lack of Inclusion of Cultural Factors in Treatment Plans" (2021). Dissertations. 563.
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