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Treatment Groups at Center for Contextual Change
Transformative Life Skills Program
The Transformative Life Skills Program is a comprehensive group and individual cognitive-behavioral treatment for those who struggle with problematic behavior patterns. These problematic behaviors center around two clusters of behaviors: (1) aggressive/anger-based behaviors, including – but not limited to – explosive angry behaviors, harassment, impulse control disorders, and other controlling or power-based patterns and (2) sexually problematic behaviors, including – but not limited to – compulsive sexual behavior, cybersex, Internet Addictions, pornography related problems, sexual harassment, using pornography at work, and illegal videotaping.
The Transformative Life Skills Program is rooted in the Center for Contextual Change's model of treatment: the Collaborative Stage Model. In addition, the Transformative Life Skills Program links the CSM with components of traditional problematic behavior treatment and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to provide a unique and strong psycho-educationally based group treatment program for individuals with problematic behavior patterns. The Transformative Life Skills Program contains both a core treatment group augmented with supportive individual and/or family therapy. Participants will attend a series of group sessions that will integrate education and discussion.
The goals of the Transformative Life Skills Program are for each individual to develop the skills and insight necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle that is inconsistent with a return to the problematic behavior pattern. It also empowers each client to develop the resiliencies and plans necessary to avoid returning to the problematic behavior if their lifestyle becomes vulnerable. It is our belief that individuals can overcome the often destructive (to self and to others) nature of their anger or addictive behavior patterns with this unique program, transforming their vulnerable qualities into resilient choices and a healthy lifestyle.