Robert Di Ammazzi ✖ Death (animus_nocendi) wrote in little_details,
Robert Di Ammazzi ✖ Death

Counseling Programs for Abusive Men

I found a pretty good Google document about the different theories behind spousal abuse, but that's as close as I got.  What I'm looking for is a model used in individual therapy for an abusive man.  I want to write out my character's trip through therapy and I want to get it as close as possible.  I want to know what the steps are for each session, like what they would talk about first, which issues would be addressed in what order, etc.

I'm assuming the content of therapy depends on the man involved, but isn't there a basic model a therapist would use to construct the program?  I saw that programs last three to six months and I got the general feeling that they were like out-patient "camp" for wife-beaters--they attend the program through to completion and that's that. 

I Googled various versions of "counseling domestic abuse", "counseling program abusive men", "counseling abusive men".  Even if you guys could just point me in the direction of more resources, it would help.

Setting is NYC, present day.  And I have no idea what to tag this as.
Tags: ~psychology & psychiatry (misc)
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