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Why Couples Counseling Doesn’t Work in Abusive Relationships

References:

Bancroft, L. (2002). Why Does He do That? New York: NY. The Berkley Publishing Group.
Adams, D., Cayouette, S. (2002). Emerge: A Group Education Model for Abusers. Programs for Men Who Batter: Intervention and Prevention Strategies in a Diverse Society. New York: NY. Civic Research, Inc.
Rohrbaugh, (2006). Domestic Violence in Same-Gender Relationships. Same-Gender Domestic Violence Family Court Review. 44(2), 1531-2445.
Santa Clara County Probation Department. (2012). Standards for Batterers Programs and Certification Retrieved from https://www.sccgov.org/sites/owp/dvc/Documents/
StandardsforBatterersProgramsandCertification2012.pdf

Written by: Sharie Stines, PsyD
(Sharie’s Bio: Sharie Stines, MBA, PsyD is a “recovery expert” specializing in personality disorders, complex trauma, and helping people overcome damage caused to their lives by addictions, abuse, trauma, and dysfunctional relationships. Sharie is a counselor at New Directions Counseling Center in La Mirada, California. Her therapeutic approach is based on attachment theory, neuropsychology, and schema/modal methods. She places a strong emphasis on reality-based and resiliency interventions as well.)

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Why Couples Counseling Doesn’t Work in Abusive Relationships