Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders: Accountability for Change

Hardcover | March 15, 2003

byMo Yee Lee, John Sebold, Adriana Uken

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Every fifteen seconds someone commits a crime of domestic violence in the United States, and most violators will be court-mandated to receive group treatment. Outcome studies of traditional treatment programs (those with confrontational or educational approaches) indicate high rates ofdropping out and low effectiveness, lending urgency to the need to find an alternative method. This book describes a cutting-edge treatment approach that creates effective, positive changes in domestic violence offenders.Solution-focused therapy focuses on holding offenders accountable and responsible for building solutions, rather than emphasizing their problems and deficits. By focusing on "solution-talk" instead of "problem-talk," clients are assisted in developing useful goals and solution behaviors that arethen amplified, supported, and reinforced through a solution-building process. The book will be of great interest to professionals and graduate students in social work, psychology, and counseling.

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Every fifteen seconds someone commits a crime of domestic violence in the United States, and most violators will be court-mandated to receive group treatment. Outcome studies of traditional treatment programs (those with confrontational or educational approaches) indicate high rates ofdropping out and low effectiveness, lending urgency...

Mo Yee Lee is at Ohio State University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:March 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195146778

ISBN - 13:9780195146776

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Table of Contents

Insoo Kim Berg: Foreword1. Introduction: Accountability for Solutions2. The Solution-Focused Assessment Interview3. Using Group Rules, Assingments, and a Team Approach4. Developing Useful Goals5. Utilizing Goals in the Process of Change6. Consolidating Change: The "Language of Success"7. Utilizing Group Process: The "Language of Sharing"8. Useful Assumptions and Tools9. Working with Special Populations10. Evaluation of the Treatment Program11. AfterwordAppendix 1: Theoretical Perspectives of Domestic ViolenceAppendix 2: Group RulesAppendix 3: Written AssignmentReferencesIndex