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



February 1995 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed for facilitators of groups for physically, emotionally and sexually abused women, this volume examines a programme that focuses on the woman herself and her power to change the course of her life. The book is based on the accumulated experience of the authors and their continuing evaluation of groups they have facilitated over the past eight years. Both material for clients and easy-to-follow scripts for group leaders are included.

Educational rather than therapeutic, the programme includes sessions on family roles, boundaries, feelings and assertiveness skills. It is designed to enable abused women to: understand the problem and reality of abuse for the entire family; set realistic goals; become aware of lifelong patterns which can change; and learn techniques for developing new patterns of their own choosing.

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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ISBN: 9780803954946
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