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Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment With Domestic Violence Offenders

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In this article, the authors discuss and evaluate a solution-focused treatment program for domestic violence offenders. Building on a strengths perspective, a solution-focused approach holds a person accountable for solutions instead of focusing on problems. The outcome study was a 1-group pre- and posttest design with a 6-month follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution-focused group treatment program for 90 domestic violence offenders who were ordered by the court to receive treatment. Findings of the outcome study indicated a recidivism rate of 16.7\% of program participants as based on official records over a 6-year period. There was a significant improvement in participants’ relational skills in intimate relationships as evaluated by their spouses or partners and a significant increase in their self-esteem based on self-reports. Implications for treatment and research with domestic violence offenders are discussed.

I. Introduction
II. Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Ofenders
A) The Treatment Model
B) The Outcome Study
1) Methods
2) Findings
3) Discussion
4) Conclusion

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment With Domestic Violence Offenders created by Mo Yee Lee, PhD, Adriana Uken, LCSW, and John Sebold, LCSW

Publication Date:

2004 /Vol. 85, No. 4

Course Material Authors

Mo Yee Lee, PhD

College of Social Work
Ohio State University

Adriana Uken, LCSW

Senior Therapist
Plumas County Mental Health

John Sebold, LCSW

Director, Plumas County Mental Health

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about solution-focused treatment. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. describe the principles and practices of a solution-focused treatment program for domestic violence offenders.

  2. identify the empirical results of a solution-focused treatment program for domestic violence offenders.

Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment With Domestic Violence Offenders

Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment With Domestic Violence Offenders

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Course Number 100766
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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