Dr. Michele Finneran: Meet the Author Podcast at Indie Book Source
June 7, 2022
Explore the realm of domestic abuse with Dr. Michele Finneran in an archived edition of Meet the Author Podcast at Indie Book Source, hosted by Rob and Joan Carter.
Dr. Michele Finneran is a licensed professional counselor located in Florida. She owns and operates her own private counseling practice, Vecc & Associates, LLC.
Dr. Finneran thoroughly enjoys helping others, both personally and professionally, as helping others was deeply instilled in her upbringing with her close-knit family.
Dr. Finneran was always encouraged to be determined and to make her dreams a reality.
Dr. Finneran’s mission in writing this book, “Surviving Domestic Abuse: Formal and Informal Supports and Services”, is to help victims of domestic abuse navigate effectively through the myriad of formal and informal supports and services.
She interviewed real-life survivors and utilized their voices to translate what was helpful in escaping the realm of domestic abuse. Dr. Finneran’s passion in writing this book is to provide knowledge, give support options and ultimately empower victims of domestic abuse.
It is also the intent of this author to leverage victims’ perceptions, reflections, and feelings…and to document recommendations for policy, strategy, and decision making for support and service providers.
Dr. Michele Finneran has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stetson University. She also has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and a license to practice from the State of Florida.
She has achieved a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Dispute Analysis from Nova Southeastern University.
Surviving Domestic Abuse:
Surviving Domestic Abuse examines how formal and informal supports and services can mitigate the damaging and sometimes fatal social cost of domestic violence.
The book highlights victims’ perceptions of supports and lays a foundation for professionals and family members to effectively assist victims of domestic abuse.
The book offers actionable recommendations and multiple-use cases to fill gaps in the understanding of the complexities that exist in domestic violence dynamics.
Dr. Finneran uses real-life interviews with victims to inform action and intervention for policy, strategy, and decision-making for support and service providers including law enforcement, healthcare, social services, and employers.
Identification of successful supports and services can assist in preventing victims from returning to their abusive relationships, and the author provides real-life examples and a sounding board for the voices of real women who have endured domestic abuse.
Spanning the gulf between research and practice, this is the ideal book for a range of professional communities including psychologists, social workers and healthcare professionals, and victims and survivors themselves.
It’s also suitable for academics and researchers, and students taking domestic violence treatment and prevention courses.
Please click HERE to find Surviving Domestic Abuse on Amazon.