ERIC Number: ED225053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Court-Mandated Counseling for Men Who Batter: A Three-Day Workshop for Mental Health Professionals. Participant's Manual.
Ganley, Anne L.
The purpose of this manual is to provide a written tool for those participating in a 3-day workshop designed to train mental health professionals from diverse settings and communities to counsel court-mandated batterers. The manual consists of: (1) an outline of the workshop; (2) an introduction; (3) six chapters/sections; (4) notes; and (5) three appendices. The introduction includes the purpose of the manual, the philosophy underlying court-mandated treatment for those who batter, and background information. Section I defines battering, discusses the causes of battering, and delineates the characteristics of men who batter. Section II states the treatment goals and objectives for counseling those who batter. Section III describes the assessment process which is divided into three phases, i.e., gathering initial information for crisis intervention, gathering information for treatment, and developing ongoing assessment. Section IV describes the therapeutic treatment for men who batter, while Section V describes a model counseling program for men who batter. Section VI focuses on therapeutic issues, e.g., effectiveness of court-mandated counseling, cultural and ethnic variables, and religious factors. Appendix A contains an annotated reference/resource list, Appendix B includes practice principles for helping battered women, and Appendix C provides a general information sheet about the workshop for participants. (PAS)
Descriptors: Battered Women, Counselor Training, Counselors, Court Role, Crisis Intervention, Family Problems, Males, Spouses, Therapeutic Environment, Training Methods, Violence, Workshops
Center for Women Policy Studies, 2000 P Street N.W., Suite 508, Washington, DC, 20036 ($10.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, DC.