Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention: Acceptance-Based, Cognitive Behavioral Domestic Violence Group Treatment Manual
Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention is a cognitive behavioral domestic violence workbook unlike any other. Participants who complete this program express feeling free from the heavy burden of their unhealthy coping strategies. As participants develop a healthy relationship with themselves, they learn to foster healthy relationships with others. Many domestic violence workbooks provide a narrow treatment outline which means that the success of the program will rely heavily upon the skill of the facilitator. Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention is a comprehensive treatment manual which promotes a deeper level of change for participants as well as a continuity of care among providers. This comprehensive manual allows participants to review valuable material between group sessions, complete homework assignments, and integrate core concepts at their own pace. In addition to group treatment, this manual is recommended for use by individuals who are struggling with abusive or unhealthy relationship patterns. As readers learn to turn toward themselves with acceptance and compassion, they find that they no longer need their protective anger shield. Participants learn to become vulnerable, transparent, and authentic as they develop an internal locus of control through powerful cognitive restructuring techniques. This treatment program has a strong emphasis on trauma recovery and self-esteem which helps participants override harmful thinking patterns while healing old wounds. Accountability is used as a tool to strengthen self-esteem and regulate emotion. Participants learn healthy boundaries, assertiveness skills, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and responsible parenting throughout the program. Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention exceeds the standard level of care for domestic violence treatment programs ranging from 16 to 52 weeks in length.