Domestic Disputes 6 Sessions
About this Class
Date and Time
Monday October 7, 2019 5:00pm to 7:00pm
850 E. 73rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80229
Class DescriptionThis program is designed to help those who are involved in a verbal or physical altercation or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation or between family members. Participants taking this class will learn to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries while recognizing the many ways in which themselves and other relationships were affected. Students cognitive distortions will be challenged to create healthy relational behaviors. They will learn to identify who are the victims and their rights and responsibilities, become familiar with the three models of relationships and identify their pattern of abuse and learn how to manage their behavior. Participants will recognize their triggers and identify coping skills to reinforce new and effective ways to de-escalate and engage in pro-social behaviors and increasing victim empathy awareness. This program will assist the client in completing a victim impact statement and a plan to identify personal change that promotes building safe and respectful relationships in the future.
All of our instructors are trained in components of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Social Learning Theory. Research supports Cognitive Behavioral treatment methods as one of the most effective in creating emotional and behavioral change in the shortest amount of time while also being exceptionally well suited for educational group formats. The group works through curriculum within a group-dialogue process, focusing on personal accountability.
Defining and understanding what is domestic dispute/violence and how
it impacts others
Understanding the three relationship models, identifying and managing
pattern of violence
Ownership of accountability, increasing victim empathy and writing a
victim impact statement
Awareness of how addictive behaviors play a role towards increasing
Techniques to de-escalate behaviors and/or conflict
Challenging cognitive distortion and restructuring core beliefs
Awareness of Roadblocks to communication towards increasing
Recognizing values, beliefs and behaviors
Identifying triggers/stress and establishing effective coping skills
Acknowledging their acceptance towards working on their own recovery and identifying their Stage of Change
I.S.A.E. will accommodate all indigent clients as determined by the referring agency.
Who should attend
Individuals who have been charged with domestic dispute or domestic
Individuals who struggle communicating effectively and is often
Individuals who have addictive behaviors and have a difficult time
managing their emotions appropriately
Clients requiring victim awareness clarification and understanding the
areas of impact towards self, other and the community.
Clients who struggle with impulse control and victimizing others and/or