- Volume 40
As the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence was enacted in Korea, it has become necessary to work on how to intervene effectively in Korean men who batter. The purpose of this study is to establish the framework of the intervention model which is relevant to Korean wife-batterers. In the States, the psychoanalytic model, cognitive-behavioral model, and feminist model are most widely used with men who batter. As yet, the consensus on which model is most effective has not been reached. In this study, each model is reviewed briefly. And then it is suggested that in the light of Korean culture the educational model is more relevant than therapeutic model. Several points are also suggested, which need to be considered when feminist model is used in Korean culture. It is also insisted that the integrated model based on ecological theory is necessary to intervene effectively in such a multi-dimensional problem as domestic violence. For the group intervention, it is suggested to use educational model primarily and to use therapeutic model complementarily. Based on the framework suggested in this study, to develop the specific structure of the program, to implement it, and to test its effectiveness will be the tasks of the future researches.