Chapter

Utilizing Group Process

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146776.003.0007
 Utilizing Group Process

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A solution-focused group treatment model is different from most traditional group models in that the group process is secondary to an individual's search of solutions, which is essentially an individual exercise. Nonetheless, group process constitutes a major and positive force for change. This chapter discusses the ways differentially-utilized group process are used in each stage of the work with domestic violence offenders. Based on group participants' narration of their treatment experiences, it discusses curative factors of group treatment, positive impact of group interaction on participants, and the language of sharing versus the language of help.

Keywords: group process; curative factors; language of sharing; solution-focused; group models

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