This book addresses dating and relationship violence, sexual assault, rape,
date rape, molestation, and pressured sex. This booklet is appropriate for high
school and college students, athletes, and men on probation or parole
, victims
and abusers

his insightful book teaches readers to identify and end relationship violence,
from psychological and emotional to physical and sexual abuse. Discover the
early danger signals, then learn the seventeen factors essential to a healthy
relationship and the nineteen rules for healthy problem resolution. Real-life
examples, checklists, charts and diagrams give clear and accessible
information. Newly revised and expanded, this edition also features important
advice for married couples and military families, as well as friends and love
ones who want to help victims.
  • Chapter 1         Defining Violence   
  • Chapter 2         Forms of Abuse         
  • Chapter 3         The Abuse Cycle         
  • Chapter 4         Effects of Abuse         
  • Chapter 5         How Abuse Is Learned
  • Chapter 6         The Role of Alcohol in Abuse         
  • Chapter 7         Emotions and Abuse         
  • Chapter 8         Redefining Jealousy         
  • Chapter 9         The Role of Cognitions         
  • Chapter 10       Relationships and Abuse         
  • Chapter 11       Sexual Behavior and Abuse          
  • Chapter 12       Factors of Healthy Relationships                
  • Chapter 13       Understanding and Helping Victims        
  • Chapter 14       Rules for Healthy Problem Resolution         
  • Chapter 15       Separation and Divorce
  • Chapter 16       Grief and Relationship Violence         
  • Chapter 17       Healing from Relationship Violence        

This book was originally released in 199
3 from New Horizon Press and was
written for everyone- abusers, victims, and loved ones.
It was discussed on
several national talk shows over the years.
Recently the copyright rights for
the book were returned to Mr. Johnson and is available by contacting Mr.
Johnson or on

About the Author
Scott A. Johnson, MA, LP, DABPS. He has over 28 years experience providing
clinical and forensic assessment, treatment, consultation, and expert testimony.
He provides forensic consultation and training nationally to law enforcement,
probation, and mental health professionals addressing sexual offenders and
physical abusers.  The training provided to law enforcement is specifically
related to the investigation of sex related and abuse related crimes, profiling,
and interrogation/interview strategies. He has also taught at numerous colleges
and universities.

He has worked with the Minnesota Department of Corrections as the Civil
Commitment Review Coordinator. In that position he helped write and establish
forensic assessment protocol for sexually violent predators and conducted over
850 forensic evaluations/profiles on sexual offenders for the purpose of civil
commitment as Sexually Dangerous Persons and Sexual Psychopathic

He has been a consultant to several Minnesota Governors regarding sexual
predator legislation and forensic treatment and served as a task force member
addressing national standards for substance abuse treatment and sexual
predator treatment.

He is the author of several book chapters, booklets, research, and other
professional materials. The National Judicial Education Program for Legal
Momentum is using Mr. Johnson’s textbook Physical Abusers and Sexual
Offenders: Forensic Considerations & Strategies (2007) to educate Judges
about sexual offenders and abusers (

This book can be ordered on Go to and enter the
title: When "I Love You' Turns Violent into the search bar. Contact Mr. Johnson
for questions or for bulk orders and discounts.

New Booklet:
When "I Love You" Turns Violent
2nd edition: 2005