Anger Management

The Anger Management Program consists of eight to ten (8-10) individual counselling sessions designed to help clients recognize the roots of their anger, develop awareness of the negative effects of anger and to learn behaviour mastery. During these sessions the client will explore what are some main triggers of anger, and how anger can be damaging to his/her relationships and other topics related to managing one’s feelings effectively.

Clients are offered strategies and techniques to manage anger and make better life choices.

Drug/Alcohol Abuse

Informative program consisting of 8 to 12 individual/group counselling sessions designed to help participants share their experiences and listen to the experiences of others in order to create awareness of the harmful effects of the use of substances on a physical and mental level.

Parenting

Educational and informative program consisting of 8 to 12 weeks of individual/group counselling designed for parents to get information and support from other parents/caregivers.

The group sessions focus on activities that engage the participants by teaching effective parenting skills. These are child-centered, with an aim towards positive co-parenting environment in which abuse is recopy and trust can be rebuild with children and families.

Methodology includes adult education, dialogues, reflective work, videos and role-playing.

Men’s Program Internship Training

The Counterpoint Men’s Program Facilitator training was officially launched in 2004. This training offers a total of 185 hours of training for workers who want training to work with abusive men. It includes theory classes, group work, supervision, peer review, team development meetings, mentoring and numerous opportunities for personal and professional development in domestic violence through an internship.

The training encompasses diverse aspects of domestic violence including the context of violence against women, philosophy, and principles of domestic violence work and the Coordinated Community Response model in Toronto. The group work approach in this training is based on Paulo Freire’s pedagogy and the well-known Duluth psycho-educational model. Counterpoint senior staff is responsible for instructing and supervising the internship program. Senior staff at Counterpoint and affiliates consists of psychologists, social workers and program workers who have many years of experience in doing group work and men’s programs.