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RECONNECT COUNSELLING PROGRAM DETAILS

 

THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF OUR APPROACH

 

  • BEHIND EVERY BEHAVIOR IS A STORY THAT HELPS IT MAKE SENSE.

 

  • OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO HELP CLIENTS UNDERSTAND THE TRUE MOTIVATIONS BEHIND THEIR CHOICES. WE MAKE IT A JOURNEY OF CURIOSITY AS OPPOSED TO ONE OF JUDGEMENT. ONCE IDENTIFIED WE ASSIST THEM IN FINDING OTHER CHOICES THAT DO NO HARM, WHILE REACHING FOR THEIR GOALS.

 

  • COUNSELLING OFFERED THROUGH RECONNECT COUNSELLING IS A COMBINATION OF INSIGHT ORIENTED WORK, COUPLED WITH A COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL APPROACH. INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS ARE CONDUCIVE TO SPECIALIZED PROBLEM SOLVING AND CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF EACH CLIENT. 

 

ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

 

  • LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE IF REQUESTED

  • COMPLETION REPORTS CAN BE PURCHASED IF REQUIRED

  • THE PRINCIPALS OF ACCOUNTABLE AND RESPONSIBLE

  • THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHARACTER & REPUTATION

  • IMPLICATIONS OF ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR ON INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY & COMMUNITY

  • IMPULSE CONTROL - RESPONDING VERSUS REACTING

  • GOAL SETTING & PROBLEM-SOLVING TECHNIQUES

  • GRIEF & SHAME - DEALING WITH STRESS, FEAR & UNCERTAINTY

  • EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION

  • IRRATIONAL SELF DEFEATING BELIEFS

  • COPING STRATEGIES

 

SPECIFIC TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & ANGER

 

  • DEFINITIONS OF ABUSE - EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, INTIMIDATION, COERCION

  • AGGRESSION STYLES

  • THE DYNAMIC OF POWER & CONTROL

  • SOCIETAL BELIEF SYSTEMS

  • FAMILY DYNAMICS - ROLES & CONSEQUENCES

  • RELATIONSHIP & CO-DEPENDENCY ISSUES

  • TRUTH - TAKING OWNERSHIP OF ONE'S BEHAVIOR.

  • THE RAGE, ANGER, SHAME CYCLE - DEFENDING SCRIPTS

  • DECOMPRESSION STRATEGIES

  • INTIMACY & RELATIONSHIPS - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESPECT AND FEAR

  • HEALTHY COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • BENEFITS OF COMPROMISE VERSUS WIN/LOSE STRATEGIES

  • BEHAVIOURS CONSISTENT WITH BEING TRUSTWORTHY

 

SPECIFIC TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 

  • DEFINITIONS OF ABUSE VERSUS DEPENDENCY ACCORDING TO CRITERIA OF DSM-V

  • THE ROLE OF DENIAL IN DEPENDENCY

  • THE IMPLICATIONS OF APATHY

  • COPING STRATEGIES FOR GRIEF & SHAME

  • PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL TOOLS FOR HEALING

  • STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

  • RELAPSE PREVENTION STRATEGIES

 

SPECIFIC TO CRIMINOGENIC ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

 

  • INCLUDES A COMBINATION OF COMPONENTS FROM THE ABOVE

  • ADDRESSES THE NOTION OF STATUS ASSOCIATED WITH INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIORS

  • CHALLENGING MYTHS - THE REALITY OF LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES

  • IDENTIFYING GOALS CONSISTENT WITH INTEGRITY

  • STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

 

SPECIFIC TO ALLEGED SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS

 

  • CRITERIA AND COUNSELLING ARE DEPENDENT ON THE NATURE OF THE SPECIFIC ALLEGATION(S).

 

MORE DETAILS

 

  • THE NUMBER AND TIME OF SESSIONS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH INDIVIDUAL CLIENT. MINIMUM PROGRAM LENGTH IS FOUR (4) SESSIONS, INCREASING IN TWO (2) SESSION INCREMENTS TO A MAXIMUM OF TWELVE (12). 

 

  • EVERY CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM INCLUDES A LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE, UPON REQUEST. AND A COMPLETION REPORT FOR A FEE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS/REPORTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A FEE.

ReConnect Counselling works as an effective negotiating and sentencing mitigation tool and with therapeutic results.

The combination of the course content, exceptional CV and report writing skills provide counsel with the tools to negotiate the most positive outcomes or sentences. It is not unusual to have a sentencing court say "the most important mitigating factor is the report from ReConnect Counselling".

As the client gains insight, balance and grounding they become a much better and more credible witness.

Charles Barhydt, Defence Attorney

I have sent clients to ReConnect Counselling in the past and will unhesitatingly send them in the future. Trish does superb work. She is compassionate and has a keen sense and unique understanding of the human condition. She guides clients towards self realization and I have seen the trajectory of people's lives change after sessions with her. This is not an exaggeration. She demands a lot from her clients and is not easily duped. She provides excellent and honest reports that I have used to great advantage in a number of criminal cases.

Paul K. Mergler, Barrister & Solicitor

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