Tag Archives: treatment

DSM Finally Acknowledges Matters of the Heart

Most therapists are pretty unhappy with the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. We don’t like to be pigeonholed into pathologizing our clients with disorders that meet DSM criteria for insurance purposes. We also find that the DSM omits huge problems such as sexual addiction and the use of pornography while including arcane and […]

Batterer Intervention Training Survey

One of Therapist Outfitters’ core missions is providing batterer intervention training materials for therapists and counselors leading batterer intervention groups, such as Interventions for Men who Abuse Women: Worksheets for Facilitating Domestic Abuse Groups. To help us respond to the needs of batterer intervention services, please complete this one-page survey.

Learning the Lessons of Domestic Violence Treatment for Men

Things had changed quickly at the community mental health agency where I worked, and I suddenly found myself counseling fewer self-referred clients and spending more time as a treatment provider for men who’d been convicted of domestic violence. I’d worked with men who’d been arrested for domestic violence on an individual basis here and there. […]

Build Your Own Successful Practice Helping Court-Referred Clients

Twenty years ago, Janet Reno sparked a revolution when she initiated the first Drug Court in Dade County, Florida. Her revolutionary action was born out of frustration with recidivism and overcrowding in prison facilities. Since then, the revolution has spread, leading to a transformation in how the courts handle certain types of offenders. The concept […]