• Jakob, P. (2019). Child-focussed Family Therapy using Nonviolent Resistance: hearing the voice of need in the traumatised child. In E. Heismann, J. Jude & E. Day (eds.): Non-violent resistance innovations in practice. Brighton: Pavillion.
      • Jakob, P. (2018).  Multi-stressed families, child violence and the larger system: an adaptation of the nonviolent model. Journal of Family Therapy 40: 25-44.
      • Jakob, P. (2015). Kindfokussierte Familientherapie mit gewaltlosem Widerstand.  Die notvolle Stimme des aggressiven Kindes – von der Beziehungsgeste zur Wiederherstellung elterlicher Sensibilität. Familiendynamik 40 (1), 46-55. (English: Child-focused family therapy using Non Violent Resistance. The distressed voice of the child – from relational gestures to restoring parental sensitivity.)
      • Jakob, P. (2014). From Gandhi to therapy: some reflections on the meaning of nonviolence in systemic therapy. Context 132, 34-36.
      • Jakob, P. (2014). Non-violent resistance and ADHD. ADHD in Practice 6(2), 7-11.
      • Jakob, P. (2013). Die notvolle Stimme des aggressiven Kindes: von der Beziehungsgeste zur Wiederherstellung elterlicher Sensibilität (English: The distressed voice of the aggressive child: from relational gestures to restoring parental sensitivity). In M. Grabbe, J. Borke & C. Tsirigotis (Eds.), Authority, autonomy and attachment (German: Autorität, Autonomie und Bindung). Gӧttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht.
      • Jakob, P. (2013). Geweldloosheid en gezinnen in crisis, cocreatie van positieve gezinsnarratieven tegen de achtergrond van trauma, deprivatie, middelenmisbruik en belastende sociale contexten. Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin 31 (1),  5–27. (English: Nonviolence and families in distress – Co-creating positive family narratives against the backdrop of trauma, deprivation, substance misuse and challenging social environments.)
      • Jakob, P. (2011). Re-connecting parents and young people with serious behaviour problems – child-focused practice and reconciliation work in Non Violent Resistance therapy. New Authority Network International, available at:
      • Jakob, P., Wilson, J. and Newman, M (2014). Non-violence and a focus on the child: a UK perspective. Context 132, 37-41.
      • Jakob, P. & Shapiro, M. (2014). Overcoming aggression, harm and the dependence trap: Non Violent Resistance in families with a child on the autism spectrum. In G. Jones & E. Hurley: Good autism practice. Autism, happiness and wellbeing. Glasgow: BILD
      • Jakob, P. (2006). Bringing non-violent resistance to Britain. Context, 84, 36-38.
      • Jakob, P. (2006). Peace dividend. Community Care, June, 32-35.
      • Jakob, P. (2001). Offender discourse and recovery of persons who have survived childhood sexual abuse: A qualitative inquiry into survivors’ perceptions. Research submitted in fulfilment of the BPS Statement of Equivalence in Clinical Psychology. unpublished manuscript.
      • Jakob, P. (1998): Improving intervention by facilitating co-operation between practitioners in cases of child sexual abuse (Optimierung der Hilfe durch Einzelfallkooperation der Hilfen bei sexueller Gewalt an Kindern). In: L. Heusohn and U. Klemm (Eds.), Sexual violence against children (Sexuelle Gewalt gegen Kinder), 100-119. Ulm, Germany: Klemm & Oelschlaeger.
      • Jakob, P. (1992): Child guidance centres and sexual child abuse within the family (Erziehungsberatungsstelle und sexueller Kindesmißbrauch in der Familie). Publications of the German Association for Child Guidance (Informationen für Erziehungsberatungsstellen der Bundeskonferenz für Erziehungsberatung) 3, 10-13.
      • Jakob, P. (1991): Developmental problems in children, adolescents and young adults in families with alcohol problems (Entwicklungsprobleme von Kindern, Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen in Familien mit einem Alkoholproblem). Child Psychology and Child Psychiatry in Practice (Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie) 2, 49-54.
      • Jakob, P. (1983): A systems- and communication theory based explanatory model for opiate dependent behaviour in adolescents and young adults (Ein System- bzw Kommunikationstheoretischer Erklaerungsversuch fuer das Opiatabhaengigkeitsverhalten Jugendlicher und Junger Erwachsener). PhD dissertation, Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria.
      • Grassl, W. & Jakob, P. (1998): Responding to histories of sexual abuse in children in residential services at SOS Kinderdorf, Germany (German: Fruehe Not. Zum Umgang mit sexuell missbrauchten Kindern und Jugendlichen in Einrichtungen des SOS-Kinderdorf e.V., Deutschland). In: W. Hilweg & G. Ullmann (Eds.), Childhood and Trauma (Kindheit und Trauma) (2nd edition), 135-148. Goettingen, Germany: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht.
      • Hicks, S., Jakob, P. and Kushner, C. (2020): Engaging a family’s support network in non-violent resistance: the experiences of supporters. Journal of Family Therapy 42, 252–270.

References for NVR evidence base

  • Attwood, J., Butler, C., Rogers, L., Batterham, M., Cousins, L. & Wilson, R. (2020). Non Violent Resistance parent training and adolescent substance misuse. Journal of Family Therapy 42, pp. 222-251.
  • Jonkman, C.S, Van der Soet, K, Van Gink, N, Godard, N, Van der Stegen, B. & Lindauer, R.J.L. : The effects of nonviolent resistance in a child and adolescent psychiatric ward setting. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Lavi-Levavi, I. (2010). Improvement in systemic intra- familial variables by “Non- Violent Resistance” treatment for parents of children and adolescents with behavioral problems, PhD dissertation, Tel- Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
  • Lebowitz, E., Marin, C., Martino, A, Shinshoni, Y. and Silverman, W.K. (2019). Parent-based treatment as efficacious as cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood anxiety: a randomized noninferiority study of supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions. Journal of the America Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Mar 7. pii: S0890-8567(19)30173-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac. (Epub ahead of print).
  • Newman, M, Fagan, C & Webb, R (2013). The efficacy of non-violent resistance groups in treating aggressive and controlling behaviour in children and young people: a preliminary analysis of pilot NVR groups in Kent. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 19/2, pp 138-141
  • Ollefs, B., Von Schlippe, A., Omer, H., and Kriz, J. (2009) Adolescents showing externalising problem behaviour. Effects of parent coaching (German). Familiendynamik, 3: 256-265.
  • Shimshoni, Y., Silverman, W.K. & Lebowitz, E.R. (2020). Space-Arfid: a pilot trial of a novel parent-based treatment for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, DOI: 10.1002/eat.23341
  • Schorr-Sapir, I., Gershy, N., Apter, A., & Omer, H. (in press).  Parent-Training in Non-Violent Resistance for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Controlled Outcome Study. European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.1007/s00787-021-01723-8. Shimshoni, Y.,
  • Van Holen, F., Vanderfaellie, J., Omer, H. and Vanschoonlandt, F. (2017). Training in Nonviolent Resistance for Foster Parents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy doi: 10.1111/jmft.12125
  • Van Holen, F., Vanderfaellie, J., & Omer, H. (2016). Adaptation and evaluation of a nonviolent resistance intervention for foster parents: a progress report. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 42(2): 256-271.
  • Weinblatt, U. & Omer, H. (2008). Non-violent resistance: A treatment for parents of children with acute behaviour problems.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 34, pp.75-92.

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