Counseling Men for Lifestyle Changes by Helping Them Develop Awareness and Understanding of Their Beliefs, Emotions and Behavioral Goals: an Intern's Experience

This paper examines men who have developed lifestyles that include domestic abuse. While some men are aware of their abusive behaviors, there are others who are not. Treating men effectively requires that the therapist establish a relationship with the client; the therapist must come to understand the client‘s issues, help him in self-assessment and in the development of productive coping behaviors. The treatment goal is to help men become aware of their mistaken beliefs by examining their current thoughts and behaviors. Once a belief has been identified as mistaken, it can be replaced with a belief that encourages the practicing of constructive behaviors.

Michael A. Branchaud
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