Moral Reconation Therapy for domestic violence (MRT-DV) is a 2-hour a week cognitive-behavioral program. This program is designed to create awareness of thoughts and beliefs to change behavior to one of equality and acceptance. By recognizing the thought process that leads to violent behavior, this program helps the client go back and look at patterns of behavior to determine where behavior began and how it can change. MRT-DV focuses on accountability through presenting weekly assignments to peers and receiving feedback from the group and facilitator.
This program ranges from 26-52 weeks long, depending on the client’s progress. By helping our clients recognize negative thought processes and understand barriers to healthy relationships we believe violent behavior can be unlearned. Through the use of simple practices, social experiments, and appropriate counseling, our program has helped many to learn how to communicate without violence.