Report

“Growing to be a better person”: exploring the client–worker relationship in men’s behaviour change group work programs

Publisher
Integrated family violence services Perpetrator characteristics Perpetrator interventions Behavioural insights Australia
Description

This study found that facilitators of men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs) can build personalised client–worker relationships, using self-disclosure to forge an emotional bond and build trust with participants. These personalised client–worker relationships can create an environment conducive to behavioural and attitudinal change.

The study highlighted that there is a risk of collusion when facilitators have a strong emotional investment in participants and identified ways in which collusion can be prevented.

The study also found that maintaining personalised client–worker relationships can heighten the emotional load on facilitators, and that this can manifest in gendered ways.

Publication Details
ISBN:

978-1-925925-40-1

License type:
CC BY-NC
Issue:
ANROWS Research Report 15/2020