Government Contract | Oregon
Cognitive Behavioral-Based Batterer's Intervention Program

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000449634

Bid Title: Cognitive Behavioral-Based Batterer's Intervention Program

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 12/29/2015

Close Date: 01/11/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Lane County, Oregon

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration, Minority Business Set-Aside


Specifications include, but are not limited to:The MRT Domestic Violence program is an evidence-based process designed to meet all minimum standards for Batterers Intervention Programs. The Bringing Peace to Relationships workbook is based on the guiding principle and outline of our MRT power and control program approach and is appropriate for both male and female batterers. The MRT approach uses a positive group dynamic to alter inappropriate thought and behavior in batterers. The MRT model is a cognitive-behavioral program designed to change how batterers think (beliefs) and change behavior to one of equality and acceptance. The designers of the MRT cognitive-behavioral approach have long seen behavior as learned and capable of being changed through altering beliefs and habits. This is a power and control model in the truest sense as seen throughout the entire book. The MRT domestic violence program in no way blames victims, coerces or mandates victim participation, does not include or allow any form of couples, marriage, or family therapy during its process. In addition, the cognitive behavioral method we use is a social learning approach that assumes that domestic violence and power and control behaviors are learnedand that they can be unlearned. This is repeatedly stressed in our extensive training that is required to utilize the method. The MRT approach uses only appropriate methods outlined by state standards. The program has no psychodynamic basis or methods nor does it use communication enhancement or anger management linking anger as the primary cause. It in no way uses systems theory, codependence, nor does it use any addictive theories or de-escalation and gradual containment strategies. It does not present poor impulse control as the cause of violence or psychopathology as the cause. In addition, it neither uses fair fighting or ventilation techniques. MRT addresses learned power and control strategies as the underlying basis of battering. The MRT model is based only on the power and control model and includes the following features: All exercises and group tasks have a specific format and intent Each program session has a fundamental issue Training is required to implement MRT The MRT program cant be adequately understood, utilized, or evaluated independent of the training provided Clients in MRT must complete work prior to coming to group and then process their work in accordance with the underlying issue of the exercises performed by trained facilitators

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Product Code: 94876

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of Lane

State: Oregon

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Lane County Management Services, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97401



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