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Confronting Abusive Beliefs
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Confronting Abusive Beliefs
Group Treatment for Abusive Men



September 1995 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A practical book for both those who work with abusive men and those who work with battered women, Confronting Abusive Beliefs presents a unique model for exploring and changing attitudes that influence abusiveness. Use this proactive program to encourage men to challenge and alter entrenched beliefs about the roles of men and women in male-female relationships. Through interactional sessions, this book cultivates an awareness that helps men change abusive behaviors and attitudes. Accessible session-by-session outlines and handouts bolstered by a sound theoretical basis create a comprehensive package for group leaders, new and established practitioners, and advanced students. Sessions address issues such as expressed emotions, recurring thoughts, communication patterns, and conflict resolution and the belief systems that sustain them. An important contribution to the literature on abuse intervention and prevention, Confronting Abusive Beliefs provides a model for developing respectful relationships that plays an integral role in the therapeutic processes of abusive men. "Mary Nomme Russell presents a solid framework for looking at batterers' treatment with a conceptually sound and interesting premise." --Alyce D. LaViolette, Alternatives Counseling Associates, Long Beach, California "What with the courts requiring treatment as a condition of parole for abusive men this becomes an important text." --Ron MacIssac, review in What's Happening?, Victoria, B.C.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Shifting Paradigms in Treatment of Abusive Men
 
PART TWO: THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
 
The Influence of Beliefs on Behavior
 
Changing Abusive Men's Beliefs
 
Confronting Beliefs of Abusive Men
 
Respectful Relationship Beliefs
 
PART THREE: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP TREATMENT
 
The Group as a Medium of Change
 
Group Formation and Structure
 
PART FOUR: GROUP SESSION PROTOCOLS
 
Setting the Stage
 
Confronting Abusive Beliefs
 
Developing Respectful Beliefs
 
Consolidating Changed Beliefs
 
PART FIVE: PROGRAM OUTCOME
 
Program Outcomes

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