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Pattern Changing for Abused Women
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Pattern Changing for Abused Women
An Educational Program



© 1994 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Timely and practical, Pattern Changing for Abused Women is a manual designed for those who are currently facilitating or would like to start a group for abused and formerly abused women. The book is based on the accumulated experience of the authors and groups they have facilitated over the past eight years. Along with the material for clients, group leaders are provided with easy-to-follow scripts for each session. The program focuses on the woman herself, and her own power to change the course of her life. Its goal is for women to begin to understand the problem of abuse and its realities for the entire family, to become aware of their lifelong patterns, to set realistic goals, and to learn techniques for developing new patterns of their own choosing. Sessions are not intended to function as group therapy and clients who are not already in counseling are frequently referred for psychological help. Intended for group leaders of educational groups for battered women, social workers and counseling psychologists will also find the book valuable in dealing with this population.
Richard J Gelles
Foreword
 
Introduction
 
Overview of Boundary Setting Using Assertiveness Skills
 
First Things First
 
Common Threads
 
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
 
Format of the Sessions
 
SESSIONS ONE TO FIFTEEN AND SESSION SCRIPTS FOR LEADERS
 
Your Rights and Defining Abuse
 
Family Roles and Why It Is so Hard to Leave
 
The Dysfunctional Childhood Legacy
 
Boundaries and Goodbyes to Old Patterns
 
About Feelings
 
Anger
 
Boundary Setting Using Assertiveness Skills: 1-4
 
Setting Realistic Goals
 
Decision Making
 
Healthy Relationships
 
Changed Patterns
 
Closure

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