The Counterpoint Men’s Program Facilitator training was officially launched in 2004. This
training offers a total of 185 hours of training for workers who want training to work with
abusive men. It includes theory classes, group work, supervision, peer review, team development
meetings, mentoring and numerous opportunities for personal and professional development
in domestic violence through an internship.
The training encompasses diverse aspects of domestic violence including the context of violence against women, philosophy, and principles of domestic violence work and the Coordinated Community Response model in Toronto. The group work approach in this training is based on Paulo Freire’s pedagogy and the well-known Duluth psycho-educational model. The Counterpoint’s senior staff is responsible for the instruction and supervision of the internship program. Senior staff at Counterpoint and affiliates consists of psychologists, social workers, and program workers who have many years of experience in doing group work and men’s programs.