The Challenges and Suggestions of Group-Based Perpetrator Programs Based on Supervisions

Proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2023



The Challenges and Suggestions of Group-Based Perpetrator Programs Based on Supervisions

Zeynep Turhan, Nur Baser Baykal




Clinical supervision plays a crucial role in intervention programs. This research focuses on the process of skill development among therapists during group-based psychotherapy supervision, specifically examining the effects of supervision on the relationships with group leaders and members during the intervention. The aim of this study is to explore the challenges and suggestions for providing effective domestic violence perpetrator programs through supervision sessions. While various training programs offer specific strategies for domestic violence perpetrator interventions, it is essential to enhance facilitators’ relationship skills to improve the outcomes of group psychotherapy. Recordings of supervisory meetings were transcribed and subjected to content analysis. The analysis revealed three key themes: difficulties in maintaining focus on group goals, obstacles related to time management, and questions surrounding confrontation. These challenges were particularly evident in the study population consisting of individuals involved in the criminal justice system due to family violence. Considering the availability of various domestic violence perpetrator intervention manuals, it is important to examine the influence of supervision on improving facilitators’ skills and intervention outcomes. By addressing the obstacles faced by facilitators during domestic violence perpetrator interventions, supervision sessions have the potential to mitigate these challenges, especially among less experienced professionals. This research highlights the significance of supervision in enhancing facilitators’ skills and ultimately improving intervention outcomes in domestic violence perpetrator programs.

keywords: building skills; interventions; supervisory process; therapists’ training; clinical supervision