A Step--by--Step Guide for Working with Violent Clients Rewned family therapist Cloe Madanes presents a therapy of social action, a proven model of therapeutic intervention developed for professionals who work with violent men. At the very heart of this approach is the conviction that the offAnder is fully responsible for his actions. As evidence of this core belief, a therapy of social action requires the offAnder to ackwledge his violent actions, demonstrate authentic repentance, make amAnds to the victim, and find acceptable alternative behaviors.
CLOE MADANES is one of the most respected family therapists in the world. Her previous books include the classic Strategic Family Therapy, Behind the One Way Mirror, and The Secret Meaning of Money (all from Jossey--Bass). She is co--director of the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C. JAMES P. KEIM, M.S.W. L.C.S.W.--C., is director of training at the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a well--known workshop presenter and has contributed to several books and published numerous articles in the field. DINAH SMELSER, L.C.S.W., is a senior family therapist for the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C. She specializes in treatment of juvenile sex offAnders.