The assessment of IPV in different clinical contexts - The studies, conducted on the phenomenon of the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), report the necessity to use a multidimensional approach which foresees the analysis of the risk and protection factors implicated. The present study is focused on the analysis of the formalities in which the phenomenon of the violence is investigated in different clinical contexts (social services, orders of family leaving, expert legal consultation, Department Alcoholics of the Policlinico Umberto I°, spanish anti-violence centre). For the data collection has been used a Scheme of analysis of histories of violent couples, built ad hoc. The results underline notable discrepancies in the typology of gathered information in the cases of IPV in the different clinical contexts, probably associated to a different formation of the operators and to specific protocols to the objectives of the service. Such discrepancy has solicited the necessity to structure protocols of work that allow a complete and uniform collection of information in different contexts, with the purpose to deepen the understanding of the phenomenon of the IPV. Key words: intimate partner violence; multidimensional approach; protection and risk factors; clinical context.