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Alternatives to Domestic Violence / Edition 2

Alternatives to Domestic Violence / Edition 2

by Kevin A. Fall, Shareen Howard


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The first workbook designed for counsellors to help abusers recognise and deal with the issues underlying their behaviour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415949521
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

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.

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In this review I accept but do not necessary agree with the Duluth Model. The scope of this review is the book itself which is a homework guide for battering groups. The Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention program at the Minnesota Program Development, Inc. is the basis for almost all state mandated domestic abuse training so the scope of the Duluth model or approach taken by the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention is outside of the scope of this review. This homework manual is for men who have been mandated by a court to take group based therapy, this process is tied into ¿Duluth Model.¿ The undertone of the book is generally negative in my opinion to a depressing degree. To illustrate this I have heard the following attempt at a joke: ¿If I did not beat my wife before I want to now after completing that assignment.¿ This book assumes throughout that the group member is in a current relationship. The book often also goes on to often assume that the relationship is with the abused partner. Many men will no longer be in any relationship much less the relationship that led up to the court case for which they are in group. The text needs to be revised to be vague or explicitly include the possibility of the single or non committed member. This is a big enough issue for the group member to not take homework and to some extent the therapy seriously. Gender based examples are important in order to be in compliance with the training and research from the Minnesota Program Development, however, I believe that much of the material in this book could be more generalized such that it could be completed and taken seriously by female readers. The book should assume that a large portion of the reader base is female. I would assert that women are often the reader of this book because their mail partner is using it as a homework guide for court mandated counseling. I think that the authors have a good understanding of the material. They could produce a good third edition for which I would be happy to review.