Counseling Abusers: An Introductory Training
Emerge conducts a three-day Introductory Training three times per year at the Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church, near the Emerge office.
NOTE: All trainings will be conducted by video via Zoom until further notice.
The next introductory training dates are February 2-4, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training will be conducted via Zoom.
This course is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence. Past participants have included batterer intervention program group leaders, supervisors and administrators, social workers, victim advocates, correctional staff, psychologists, violence prevention educators, substance abuse counselors, healthcare workers, probation and police officers, clergy, military personnel, and program managers.
Participants will learn the Emerge curriculum and how it compares to other models. The training is structured to be highly interactive and includes several participant role plays. This interactive structure allows participants to acquire and practice skills to be used in leading groups. For participants who work with victims and do not intend to lead groups, this training will help to inform them about what happens in abuser education groups. The course meets BIP group leader training requirements in Massachusetts and in many other states. Over the past 6 years, over 1,000 people from 45 states and 15 nations have taken this course.
Course tuition is $250 for the first person and $175 for each additional person from the same agency. Tuition includes continental breakfast and refreshments, as well as an Emerge program manual and a compilation of supplemental readings.
This program has been approved for over 22 hours of continuing education credits for Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors.
To register for our next training, see the link at the top of this page.
If you have questions about this training that are not answered on our website, please call our office at 617-547-9879.