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Invitations to Responsibility : The Therapeutic Engagement of Men Who are Violent & Abusive
Alan Jenkins
Dulwich Centre Publications / Softcover / 1990-01-01 / 0731696212
Collaborative Therapies / Violence
price: $38.00
242 pages
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This influential and compassionate book explores ways of working with adult men and young men who are violent and abusive. It gives practical examples of how they can be invited to discover more sensitive, respectful and personally rewarding ways of relating to others.


Part 1: Explanations of violent and abusive behaviour 
Causal Explanations of Violence and Abuse
A Theory of Restraint Part 2: The process of engagement of men who abuse their partners 
Invite the Man to Address his Violence
Invite the Man to Argue for a Non-violent Relationship
Invite the Man to Examine his Misguided Efforts to contribute to the Relationship
Invite the Man to Identify Time Trends in the Relationship
Invite the Man to Externalize Restraints
Deliver "Irresistible Invitations" to Challenge Restraints
Invite the Man to Consider his Readiness to Take New Action
Facilitate the Planning of New Action
Facilitate the Discovery of New Action
Couple Therapy
Separation Counselling
Part 3: The process of engagement of men who sexually abuse children 
Invite the Man to Attend to the Abuse
Invite the Man to Establish a Mission in Responsibility
Invite the Man to Consider his Readiness to Embark on a Mission to Responsibility
 Implementing the Mission
     1. Facing the Abuse
     2. Contextualizing the Abuse
     3. Demonstrating Responsibility
     4. Preventing Relapse
Couple Therapy

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