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Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
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  • Akhtar, S.  Paranoid Personality Disorder: A Synthesis of Developmental, Dynamic, and Descriptive Features.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. XLIV, No. 1, January 1990.
  • Balsam, K. F.  Nowhere to Hide: Lesbian Battering, Homophobia, and Minority Stress, Women & Therapy, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp 25-37, 2001.
  • Balsam, K. F. and Szymanski, D. M.  Relationship Quality and Domestic Violence in Women's Same-Sex Relationships: The Role of Minority Stress.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29 , 258–269, 2005. Blackwell Publishing.
  • Becker, S.  Therapy only furthers sociopath's agenda. Retrieved July 19, 2013, from
  • Brown, C.  Gender-Role Implications on Same-Sex Intimate Partner Abuse  Journal of Family Violence  23:457–462, 2008.
  • Clements, K. and Holtzworth-Munroe, A.  Aggressive Cognitions of Violent Versus Nonviolent Spouses.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32:351–369, 2008.
  • Clements, K. Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Schweinle, W., and Ickes, W.  Empathic accuracy of intimate partners in violent versus nonviolent relationships.  Personal Relationships, 14, 369–388, 2007.
  • Coopersmith, S.  The Antecedents of Self-Esteem, William H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1968.
  • Costa, D. M. and Babcock, J. C.  Articulated Thoughts of Intimate Partner Abusive Men during Anger Arousal: Correlates with Personality Disorder Features.  Journal of Family Violence, 23:395–402, 2008.
  • d'Ardenne, P. and Balakrishna, J.  Domestic violence and intimacy: what the relationship therapist needs to know.  Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2001.
  • DiMaggio, G., Catania, D., Salvatore, G., Carcione, A., and Nicolo, G.  Psychotherapy of paranoid personality disorder from the perspective of dialogical self theory.  Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 19(1): 69–87, March 2006.
  • Dolan, M. and Anderson I. M.  Executive and memory function and its relationship to trait impulsivity and aggression in personality disordered offenders.  Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Vol 13 No 3, 503–526, December 2002.
  •  The Cycle of Domestic Violence  Retrieved July 28, 2012, from
  • Dytch, A.  Assessing Partner Abuse In Couple therapy., Volume 12 - Issue 1 January 2012.  Retrieved January 26, 2012.
  • French, J. R. P. and Raven, B.  The bases of social power. In Cartwright, D. (Ed.), Studies of social power.  Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, pp. 150-167, 1959.
  • Halford, W. K., Sanders, M. R., and Behrens, B. C.  Repeating the Errors of Our Parents? Family-of-Origin Spouse Violence and Observed Conflict Management in Engaged Couples.  Family Process, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2000.
  • Hare, R.  Predators, The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us.  Psychology Today, Jan/Feb 1994.
  • Harris, G. E.  Conjoint therapy and domestic violence: Treating the individuals and the relationship.  Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 19(4): 373–379, December 2006
  • Harvard Mental Health Letter.  Dependent personality disorder.  Harvard Medical School, Volume 23 • Number 10, April 2007.
  • Harvard Mental Health Letter.  Paranoia. Harvard Medical School, Vol. 21, Number 5, November 2004.
  • Hayward, B. A.  Cluster A personality disorders: Considering the 'odd-eccentric' in psychiatric nursing.  International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16, 15–21, 2007
  • Henderson, A. J. Z., Bartholomew, K., Trinke, S. J., and Kwong, M. J.  When Loving Means Hurting: An Exploration of Attachment and Intimate Abuse In a Community Sample.  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 20, No. 4, August 2005
  • Ireland, J. L. and Powe, C. L.  Attachment, Emotional Loneliness, and Bullying Behaviour: A Study of Adult and Young Offenders.  Aggressive Behavior, Volume 30, pages 298–312, 2004.
  • Jacobson, N. S. and Gottman, J. M.  Anatomy of a Violent Relationship.  Psychology Today, Mar/Apr 1998.
  • Kelley, T. M. and Robertson, R. A.  Relational Aggression and Victimization in Gay Male Relationships: The Role of Internalized Homophobia.  Aggressive Behavior, Volume 34, pages 475–485, 2008
  • Kesner, J. E., Julian, T., and McKenry, P. C.  Application of Attachment Theory to Male Violence Toward Female Intimates.  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1997.
  • Kim, J. Y. and Sung, K.  Conjugal Violence in Korean American Families: A Residue of the Cultural Tradition.  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2000.
  • Krueger, R. F., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Bleske, A., and Silva, P. A.  Assortative Mating for Antisocial Behavior: Developmental and Methodological Implications.  Behavior Genetics, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1998.
  • Lafontaine, M. and Lussier, Y.  Does Anger Towards the Partner Mediate and Moderate the Link Between Romantic Attachment and Intimate Violence?  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 20, No. 6, December 2005.
  • Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Schlee, K. A., Monson, C. M., Ehrensaft, M., and Heyman, R.  What's Love Got To Do With It?: Perceptions of Marital Positivity in H-to-W Aggressive, Distressed, and Happy Marriages.  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1998.
  • Leonard, K. E.  Alcohol and intimate partner violence: when can we say that heavy drinking is a contributing cause of violence?  Addiction, 100, 422-425, 2005.
  • Mah, R.  Scorpion in the Bed, The Narcissist in Couples and Couple Therapy., 2013.
  • Martin, S. L., Harris-Britt, A., Li, Y., Moracco, K. E., Kupper, L. L., and Campbell, J. C.  Changes in Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy.  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 19, No. 4, August 2004.
  • McFall, R. M.  A review and reformulation of the concept of social skills.  Behavioral Assessment, 4, 1–33, 1982.
  • McGown, K.  Peace Talks: How to calm down.  Psychology Today, July/August 2005.
  • McMurran, M. and Gilchrist, E.  Anger control and alcohol use: Appropriate interventions for perpetrators of domestic violence?  Psychology, Crime & Law, 14(2): 107-116, April 2008.
  • Melo, S.S., Taylor, J. L., and Bentall, R.P.  'Poor me' versus 'bad me' paranoia and the instability of persecutory ideation.  Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 79, 271–287, 2006.
  • Miller, L.  Neuropsychology of the Aggressive Psychopath: An Integrative Review.  Aggressive Behavior, Volume 13, pages 119-140, 1987.
  • Moore, D. R., Florsheim. P., and Butner, J.  Interpersonal Behavior, Psychopathology, and Relationship Outcomes Among Adolescent Mothers and Their Partners.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Vol. 36, No. 4, 541–556, 2007.
  • Mouzos, J. and Shackelford, T. K.  A Comparative, Cross-National Analysis of Partner-Killing by Women in Cohabiting and Marital Relationships in Australia and the United States.  Aggressive Behavior, Volume 30, pages 206–216, 2004.
  • Namka, Lynne, The Boomerang Relationship, Passivity, Irresponsibility and Resulting Partner Anger (1998),, viewed July 25, 2012.
  • O'Hearn, H. G. and Margolin, G.  Men's Attitudes Condoning Marital Aggression: A Moderator between Family of Origin Abuse and Aggression against Female Partners.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 159-174, 2000.
  • Perez, P. J. and Rasmussen, K.  An Ounce of Prevention: A Model for Working with Couples At-Risk for Battering.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 19(2), June 1997.
  • Petersen, R. D. and Valdez, A.  Intimate Partner Violence Among Hispanic Females.  Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, Vol. 2(1/2) 2004.
  •  The Sociopath In Couple therapy.  Retrieved July 19, 2012, from
  • Ramisetty-Mikler, S. Caetano, R. and McGrath, C.  Sexual Aggression Among White, Black, and Hispanic Couples in the U.S.: Alcohol Use, Physical Assault and Psychological Aggression as Its Correlates  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33: 31–43, 2007.
  • Rivett, M.  Comments- Working systemically with family violence: controversy, context, and accountability.  Journal of Family Therapy, 23: 397-404, 2001.
  • Ross, J. M. and Babcock, J. C.  Proactive and Reactive Violence among Intimate Partner Violent Men Diagnosed with Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorder  Journal of Family Violence, 24:607–617, 2009.
  • Salvatore, G., Nicolo, G., and Dimaggio, G.  Impoverished Dialogical Relationship Patterns In Paranoid Personality Disorder.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2005.
  • Simon, C. C.  Lion Tamer.  Psychology Today, July/August 2005.
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  • Thornton, B. B. (director). Sling Blade.  Miramax, 1996.
  • Waldron, H. B., Turner, C. W., Barton, C., Alexander, J. F., and Cline V. B.  Therapist Defensiveness and Marital Therapy Process and Outcome.  American Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 25, No. 3, Fall 1997.
  • Whisman, M. A. and Delinsky, S. S.  Marital Satisfaction and an Information-Processing Measure of Partner-Schemas.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 617–627, October 2002 ( C ° 2002)
  • Wileman, R.  Mistakes That Let The Light In.  ANZJFT, Volume 29 Number2, pp. 115-117, 2008.
  • Winstok, Z.  The Why and What of Intimate Conflict: Effect of the Partners' Divergent Perceptions on Verbal Aggression.  Journal of Family Violence, 21:461–468, 2006.
  • Zavaliy, A. G.  Absent, Full and Partial Responsibility of the Psychopath.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 38:1, 2008.

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Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
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