Working with Special Populations

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:
 Working with Special Populations

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This chapter discusses common but challenging situations that have been encountered in providing group treatment for domestic violence offenders. It focuses on the special characteristics of the domestic violence group and how to deal with difficult situations that might arise. It addresses the issue of the non-voluntary client and how to use non-confrontational questions to help clients focus on what they want. The issue of aggressive clients is discussed and the difficult challenge of substance abusers and group members who have DSM:IV diagnoses. The chapter also addresses issues working with clients from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds, and discusses how language and literacy barriers could be overcome. Finally, it offers tangible solutions to working with difficult clients.

Keywords: non-voluntary clients; aggressive clients; substance use problems; psychiatric diagnoses; diversity; cultural competence

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