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.
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.
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