Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Red State Feminist: What’s The Deal With Steven Stosny, the Batterer’s Guru?

Red State Feminist: What’s The Deal With Steven Stosny, the Batterer’s Guru?

I feel conflicted about the work of Steven Stosny. First of all, who is he? Steven Stosny is a Ph.D. and clinical psychologist who works with batterers and emotional abusers. He’s been on Oprah more than once demonstrating his remarkable results.

and
He says, about batterers, that "They see themselves as just reacting to their environment. I want them to learn that there's something in them that regulates their emotions, regardless of what other people do." And I want to cheer.

This is an excellent look at 2 different approaches to changing the actions and patterns behind abusive behavior. The bottom line for me is to cheer on all those seriously trying to figure out how to break the cycle of abuse.

And if a flawed method works for some batterers when other programs fail, that's better than nothing.

Technorati tags:
Bookmark and Share
posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:24 AM   1 comments links to this post

1 Comments:

At April 27, 2006 2:29 PM, Blogger Txfeminist said...

Hey, yeah.

I'm not trying to criticize the guy; I think that he just needs to be careful in how he presents stuff.

I can't really fault him for wanting to do this work, I just wish he wouldn't discount the Duluth Model so seriously. Getting abusers to confront their emotions is a good thing to do. Putting violent abusers in jail is also a good thing to do. Ya know?

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home