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Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence OffendersAccountability for Change$
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Mo Yee Lee, John Sebold, and Adriana Uken

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146776

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146776.001.0001

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Evaluation of the Treatment Program

Evaluation of the Treatment Program

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(p.182) 10 Evaluation of the Treatment Program
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Solution-Focused Treatment of Domestic Violence Offenders
Author(s):

Mo Yee Lee

John Sebold

Adriana Uken

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146776.003.0010

This chapter describes the outcome study of the program, which was a one-group pre- and post-test design with a six-month follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution-focused group treatment program for ninety domestic violence offenders who were court-ordered to receive treatment. Findings of the outcome study indicated a recidivism rate of 16.7 percent of program participants as based on official records over a six-year period. There was a significant improvement in participants' relational skills in intimate relationships as evaluated by their spouses/partners and a significant increase in their self-esteem based on self-reports. In addition, content analysis was used to understand program participants' and their spouses' perception of their experience of the treatment program. Respondents' narratives described helpful and unhelpful treatment components, beneficial therapeutic and relational behaviors of facilitators that contribute to positive changes in offenders, and learning generated from attending the treatment program. The chapter also discusses implications for treatment and research with domestic violence offenders.

Keywords:   outcome evaluation, recidivism, participants' narratives, helpful treatment components

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