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Ending Spouse / Partner Abuse : A Psychoeducational Approach for Individuals and Couples
Geffner, Robert with Carol Mantooth
Springer Publishing Company / Softcover / 2000-01-01 / 0826112714
Trauma / Couple & Family Studies
price: $109.50 (may be subject to change)
248 pages
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This clinician's manual and workbook were developed to provide alternatives in the efforts to reduce the national epidemic of spouse/partner maltreatment. Geffner and Mantooth describe a model incorporating several theories and approaches of psychotherapy, while focusing on abuse as a primary issue. The program and techniques have been used and improved for more than 15 years in programs across the country.

The clinician will receive a comprehensive intervention program that includes 26 weekly sessions that address how to initiate the foundations for a therapeutic relationship; communicate and express feelings; teach self-management and assertiveness techniques; discuss intimacy issues; and implement a relapse prevention program. Each session contains brief intervention techniques, handouts, and homework assignments. The advantage of this approach is its flexibility. Modifications to the order in which the sessions are conducted can be made by trained clinicians to fit the needs of their clients.


Handouts and Forms
General Counseling Techniques
Assessment and Screening
I: Foundations and Brief Interventions
Ground Rules and Assumptions; House of Abuse
Safety-and-Control Plans
Basic Anger Management
Effective Stress Control
Desensitization Techniques for Reducing Anxiety and Anger
Social Roots of Aggression and Alcoholism Issues

II: Communicating and Expressing Feelings
Communication: "Fair Fighting, Dirty Fighting"
Communication: Rules and Barriers
Communication: Expression and Listening
Identification of Feelings
Emotional Awareness and Expressing Feelings

III: Self-Management and Assertiveness
Dynamics of Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem Enhancement
Self-Talk and Irrational Beliefs
Changing Self-Talk
Stress Inoculation for Anger Control
Dynamics of Assertiveness
Becoming More Assertive

IV: Intimacy Issues and Relapse Prevention
Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Negotiation
Most Violent and/or Most Frightening Incident: Part I
Most Violent/Frightening Incident: Part II
Intimacy and Love
Empathy Training and Role Reversals
Relapse-Prevention Plans
Future Plans

Monthly Sessions Check-In for Months 7-12
Appendix: Case Study of a Couple (Male Batterer and Female Victim): Ray and Mary

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