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The Judiciary of Guam’s family counseling service provides counseling and evaluation to court referred clients, individual, family, group, and couples counseling as well as psychiatric and psychological evaluations.
- Forensic and psychological Evaluations
- Family violence Men’s Groups
- Individual, Marriage and Family Counseling
- Sex offender’s Groups
- Conciliation counseling
- KIDS Groups
- Women’s Groups
· Forensic and Psychological Evaluations:
The Court’s Psychologist evaluates individuals who have raised the issue of mental illness in their case. These evaluations answer two main questions: (1) Is the person able to participate in the court hearings? (2) Does person know right from wrong? Sometimes two other questions are answered: (1) Can treatment help? (2) What kind of treatment should be used? These evaluations help the court know how to best proceed in a criminal case with per individual session psychological issues.
· Family Violence Men’s Groups
This men’s group is for men who have been violent with their partners and have been ordered by the Judge to attend treatment. Men learn to promote safety and non-violence in relationships through changes in behavior and attitudes. Interpreters are used in groups for non-English speakers. Cost: $300 per group cycle. $10 per individual session.
Counseling is offered to children, adults, couples and families referred by the Court in various kinds of cases. Problems addressed in counseling may include self- esteem, anxiety, depression, identity, emotional functioning, stress, abuse, trauma, loss, relationships, separation, divorce, communication, conflict, effective parenting, and behavioral management.
· Sex Offender’s Group
This is a group counseling program for court referred men on probation or parole for sex related crimes. The group meets for 66 hours of group time and upon completion are enrolled in a six-month aftercare program.
· Conciliation Counseling
Conciliation is counseling ordered by the court in a domestic case for those couples who want to preserve their relationship or resolve their differences. Even couples who later decide to permanently separate often find that counseling helps to ease the tension, conflict and transition associated with the divorce/separation.
· KIDS Group
This is a support group for children between the ages of 5 to 12 years who have witnessed violence in their homes. It meets for 10 sessions and addresses safety, responsibility, anger, skill building, self esteem socialization.
· Women’s Group
T.H.R.I.V.E. (Teaching, Healing, and Recovery for W omen in Violent Environments) is a group for women who are in or have been in a violent relationship. W omen learn about violence, their own anger, power and control, equality in relationships, ways to handle avoid harm and increase safety.
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