Domestic Violence Treatment 52 Week

Domestic Violence - Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) Treatment Classes

(Court Approved since 1997!):

NOTE: Approval for ONLINE Program - L.A. and Ventura Counties

Please see the class schedule for details, times and Intake Procedures

Intake Fee is $20; Class Fees are $35 Unless a Financial Reduction is granted.  Call 805-390-6384 for details.

CLICK HERE FOR INTAKE FORM

LA Court Approved List - Click Here

Ventura County Approval Proof Click Here

Click here for a description of Batterers Intervention Programs!

CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SCHEDULE AND ENROLLMENT

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Here is the link to our DV Intake Form for this Class - Print and FIll Out prior to coming to your Intake Appointment:

Cornerstone Batterer's Intervention Program is a 52-week Ventura/LA County Superior Court and Ventura/LA County Probation Agency Approved Provider. We use an evidenced-based intervention proven to produce results and change. Upon registering with our program, your probation officer will be notified and they will send us the appropriate paperwork. Upon completion of the program Probation will be notified of your completion.  Class is group format for 2 Hours and meets 1203.097 Penal Code in California.  You can make and Intake Appointment over the phone or online!   

Please call 805-390-6384 for more information.

For a complete listing of the domestic violence/batterers treatment classes we offer click this link.

CORNERSTONE Counseling Center was started in 1997 with the primary goal to conduct Domestic Violence Treatment in Ventura County and Los Angeles County.  $35 Enrollment Fee can be paid via PAYPAL, VENMO, or ZELLE 

Please print and fill out PRIOR to first coming to your first appointment.

Intake FORM here

Final Exam Form and Interview - - Print, sign, scan and email to CornerstoneSB@aol.com.

Domestic Violence Class Intake Form Link Here - - Print, sign, scan and email to CornerstoneSB@aol.com.

Please contact Cornerstone Counseling (or call 805-390-6384)  if you or someone you care about is in need of help. (If you are in immediate danger contact 911.)

What is Domestic Violence?

1. Using Physical Abuse: hitting, grabbing, pulling, pushing, biting, choking, restraining, hitting, using objects, etc.

2. Using Sexual Abuse: Forcing, harassing or pestering someone to engage in a sexual activity against their will.

3. Using Intimidation:  making your partner afraid by using intimidating gestures, looks or actions, smashing things, destroying property that means a lot to the other person; abusing pets, pulling out weapons.

4. Using Emotional Abuse:  playing mind games to make your partner feel bad, guilty or crazy, humiliating your partner, insulting your partner, calling them stupid, worthless or no good (in front of people or not).

5. Using Isolation:  controlling what your partner does, where they goes, to whom they talks, where they work,  not letting them have or use the car; not letting them have friends, or limiting them,  keeping them from their family, using jealousy to justify one ' s actions.

6. Minimizing, Denying and/or Blaming:  saying the abuse was no big deal or denying that it ever happened; making your partner responsible for the abuse, by saying they caused it.

7. Using Children:  controlling your partner by using the children to relay messages, using visitation to harass, threatening to take the children away or to steal them, calling your partner a bad father or a bad mother (called core insults).

8. Using gender privilege:  Examples:  "I am the man and I will make all the major decisions."  Or "I am the man so I am king of my castle."  Or "I am a woman and therefore I am a better parent."  Or "I am the women so I will not let you see the children unless I say so."

9. Using Economic Abuse: refusing to allow your partner to work,  handling all of the finances, not letting them have access to a checking account or credit cards, not allowing them to have a separate account of any kind, giving your partner an allowance (as a form of control), "Whoever makes the money is in charge of it."

10. Using Coercion and Threats:  using force or threats to get control or manipulate, threatening to leave, threatening to commit suicide, threatening to kill your partner, their family or others, trying to get your partner to drop pending charges.

Violence is used in many of these scenarios because it weakens the victim, renders them powerless and can put them in shock.  Violence helps the abuser to control. It is damaging to all involved including the children who learn that this is normal behavior.

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Cornerstone Locations:

Agoura Hills - Elevator in Building.  30101 Agoura Ct, Agoura Hills CA 91301 

Simi Valley - Office Location is between Los Angeles Ave and Royal.  Elevator in Building.  1633 Erringer Rd # 203B Link to Map

Thousand Oaks - Office Location is Off Jans near the TO Library at a Church.  Elevator in Building.1 Church Road Link to Map

Ventura - Office Location is at the corner of Telephone and Market near the DMV.  Elevator in Building.4587 Telephone Rd. #210 Link to Map

Van Nuys - Call for information.

 

Narcissistic HCPs

Men with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or just traits but not the full disorder, generally have these characteristics:

·      A drive to be seen as superior; to put others down to put themselves up

·      Demanding that others admire them and wanting them to be jealous of them

·      A lack of empathy for others; to use others rather than have real relationships 

Few narcissists seek therapy to change their attitudes and behaviors, and those that do often drop out quickly because they believe they know so much more than any therapist. However, the few that do follow through are usually driven into counseling for another reason, such as alcoholism or other addiction, serious troubles at work, or a spouse or partner who is threatening to end the relationship. 

The most successful therapies with narcissists tend to also be those that emphasize cognitive-behavioral skills. These can be taught in individual counseling or in Groups with a therapist who is skilled at being supportive and gently confronting of the narcissist’s self-defeating behaviors.

As with borderline persons, narcissists have a range of interpersonal dysfunction. If an individual has a narcissistic personality disorder and sticks with counseling which is focused on learning new skills and self-awareness, then in two to five years they also may outgrow the diagnosis. As with borderline personality disorder, it usually takes pressure from family, workplace, or the courts to get someone to stick with real behavior change. There is some hope for change if the person sticks with a good counselor to learn cognitive-behavioral skills, but there is less likelihood that those with NPD will actually follow through as compared to those with BPD.

Call 805-390-6384 or see the Class Schedule for enrollment today!



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