Using Group Rules, Assignments, and a Team Approach

Mo Yee Lee, John Sebold and Adriana Uken

in Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195146776
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864805 | DOI:
 Using Group Rules, Assignments, and a Team Approach

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This chapter focuses on the process of the first group meeting that lays the groundwork for goal-directed, solution-focused treatment for the next eight sessions. It discusses eight group rules that are imperative in establishing helpful group norms that encourage beneficial behaviors and eliminate potentially unhelpful and distracting conversations and behaviors in participants. These rules pertain to: attendance, violence, confidentiality, alcohol and drugs, group assignments, group discussion and participation, no blaming-talk, and goal requirement. In addition, the chapter discusses useful assignments and helpful ideas regarding working as a team.

Keywords: home work assignments; team approach; non-blaming talk; group meeting

Chapter.  5436 words. 

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