Ted German 
Emerge: Counseling & Education to Stop Domestic Violence 
617 547 9879 


Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM 
Friday September 16, 2016 at 5:30 PM 

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Arlington Unitarian Universalist Church 
630 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476

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Counseling Abusers: An Introductory Training

September 14-16, 2016


Counseling Abusers:

A Three-Day Course at Emerge



September 14-16, 2016

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church

630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476


24 hours of CEU's for Social Workers,

 Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors

and Alcohol Counselors!


Co-sponsored by

Massachusetts Department of Public Health &

Jane Doe, Inc.


Who Should Attend


This course is intended for anyone working with families affected by domestic violence. Past participants include batterer intervention program group leaders, supervisors and administrators, social workers, victim advocates, correctional staff, psychologists, violence prevention educators, substance abuse counselors, health care 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, including 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 don't intend to lead groups, this training is a primer on what happens in abuser intervention groups. The course meets BIP group leader training requirements in Massachusetts and in many other states. Over the past 6 years, over 1000 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 an agency.

Course Faculty
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David Adams, Ed.D., is Co-founder as well as Co-Director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, established in 1977. David has led groups for men who batter and conducted outreach to victims of abuse for 36 years. He has led parenting education classes for fathers for 12 years. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on men who batter and has conducted trainings for social service and criminal justice professionals in 45 states and 16 nations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and writes a featured blog on The Huffington Post. David is a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence and Director of the National Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management Training Project. His book, “Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners,” was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2007.


Susan Cayouette, Ed.D., is Co-Director of Emerge. Susan has been a group leader and clinical supervisor at Emerge for 28 years and a mental health clinician for 15 years. She has lectured around the United States and in four countries on work with victims and abusers, and she has authored articles on women who work with batterers, lesbians who batter, and the connections between battering and substance abuse. Susan also currently leads an ongoing group at Emerge.


Ted German, Ph.D., is Director of Training at Emerge. Ted has 27 years of experience working on domestic violence issues. He began co-facilitating groups at Emerge in 1987 and was Counseling Coordinator and Co-Director of Emerge from 1991-1993. From 1994 until his return to Emerge in 2002, Ted was a group leader and supervisor for two other abuser programs. In addition to his training duties, Ted currently leads an ongoing group at Emerge.