The first edition of Alternatives to Domestic Violence, published in 1999 by Accelerated Development, has now sold almost 5,000 copies. This new edition represents a substantial update on the original, based upon the work of the authors over the past four years and their discovery of gaps in the earlier study. Consequently, they have created a number of new exercises, weeded out those they felt to be less effective, and incorporated new stories from group members. As in the first edition, the text continues to describe and depict the innovative techniques developed by the authors in their own experience treating domestic violence in the group setting. These exercises are compatible with, but not only limited to, the most common curricula in which most mental health professionals are trained, namely the Duluth model and AMEND. This feature makes this workbook easily integrated into the curriculum of the mental health professional's choosing. This text provides domestic violence group members, domestic violence group leaders, and students training to be group leaders with the necessary exercises and techniques involved in the treatment of domestic violence.
College instructors in counselling education and psychology will also find the manual useful as a secondary text when teaching their students how to manage treatment in a group setting.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. Preface. Defining Abuse and Battering. Achieving Nonviolence. Exploring and Defeating Intimidation. Creating a Trusting Relationship. Giving and Receiving Respect. Accountability: Taking Responsibility for Yourself. Maintaining Positive Sexual Relationships. Negotiating a Partnership. Cooperating Through Good Communication. Parenting: How to Relate to Your Children. Conclusion. References. Index. About the Authors.
Kevin A. Fall, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University, New Orleans. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and holds credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Louisiana and Texas. He has been active as a group counselor in hospital, agency, and private practice settings and is the co-author of Group Counseling: Concepts and Procedures. Shareen Howard, M.S., is the director of the Battering Intervention and Prevention Program at the Denton County Friends of the Family in Denton, Texas. She received her Masters degree in Counseling and Development at Texas Woman's University. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and has worked extensively with the survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence.