Mixed-Gender Co-Facilitation in Therapeutic Groups for Men Who Have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: Group Members’ Perspectives

Mixed-Gender Co-Facilitation in Therapeutic Groups for Men Who Have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: Group Members’ Perspectives

Mixed-Gender Co-Facilitation in Therapeutic Groups for Men Who Have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: Group Members’ Perspectives

Mixed-Gender Co-Facilitation in Therapeutic Groups for Men Who Have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: Group Members’ Perspectivess

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Référence bibliographique [11512]

Roy, Valérie, Lindsay, Jocelyn et Dallaire, Louis-Francois. 2013. «Mixed-Gender Co-Facilitation in Therapeutic Groups for Men Who Have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence: Group Members’ Perspectives ». Journal for Specialists in Group Work, vol. 38, no 1, p. 3-29.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The objective of the study was to understand how mixed-gender co-facilitation contributes or not to gender role socialization through an analysis of the group experiences of men who have perpetrated intimate partner violence.» (p. 7)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«There were three research questions RQ1: How do men who have perpetrated intimate partner violence define the roles of men and women, especially in the context of a couple relationship? RQ2: How do men interpret the facilitation of the group by a man and a woman? RQ3: What are the processes by which the men construct their interpretations of mixed-gender co-facilitation in intimate partner violence groups?» (p. 7)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The sample consisted of 25 men from six different ongoing intimate partner violence groups. The mean age of the men was 38.16 years (SD = 9.7). Twenty-three men were identified as French-speaking Caucasian, one as English-speaking Caucasian, and one as Hispanic. Close to 50% of the participants were married or in common-law relationships (n = 13), and 60% of them had at least one child (n =15).» (p. 9) «[P]articipants were recruited from three Quebec agencies conducting mixed-gender co-facilitated groups addressing intimate partner violence; the agencies were located in three separate mainly French-speaking regions.» (p. 10)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«The focus [of this study] was on the perceptions of men who have perpetrated intimate partner violence regarding the attitudes and behaviors of the two facilitators promoting therapeutic interactions. These interactions were beneficial with respect to the men’s problem with violence, group leader support, and group dynamics. The particular contributions of male and female facilitators were emphasized. While the findings of the study broadly support those of many previous studies on mixed-gender co-facilitation, they also highlight the symbolic dimension of these contributions and their potential to transform gender role norms within the group. Analysis of the data revealed that many of the problems experienced by participants can be overcome and may be understood as a regular part of the development of group dynamics in intimate partner violence groups.» (p. 25)