The Choices Program Resources     

The Choices Program: How to Stop Hurting the People Who Love You
by William E. Adams, Ph.D.

The Choices Program: How to Stop Hurting The People Who Love You is a 234-page manual written for those who want to stop verbal and physical abuse in their relationships.  The Choices Program is currently used by individuals and couples, professional counselors, domestic violence counseling programs, and within correctional and military settings to teach the skills and concepts needed to stop hurting the people we love the most. The Choices Program : How to Stop Hurting the People Who Love You was authored by William E. Adams, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who served for 22 years as as Program Director for the American Family Alliance, a dedicated domestic violence counseling program in Long Beach, California.  The innovative cognitive-behavioral strategies within The Choices Program were developed over many years as Dr. Adams and his colleagues worked with thousands of men and women who struggled to end abusive behavior towards their loved ones.  Each chapter is illustrated with the stories of clients who strove to make meaningful changes in their lives,  for themselves and for those they love.   The Choices Program: How to Stop Hurting the People Who Love You is a powerful tool for anyone struggling with abusive behavior in their relationships.

The Choices Program: Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Domestic Violence

by William E. Adams, Ph.D.


William E. Adams, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, former director of a dedicated domestic violence counseling program, and author of The Choices Program: How to Stop Hurting the People Who Love You.  For more than two decades, The Choices Program has helped thousands of men and women stop abusing their loved ones. This book, The Choices Program: Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Domestic Violence was written to help counselors effectively use The Choices Program in their practice. It offers an in-depth look into the cognitive-behavioral strategies used in the program, and demonstrates how to apply them in a clinical setting. Dr. Adams richly illustrates his approach with the accounts of clients who strove to make meaningful changes in their behavior. The results were often moving, sometimes frightening, and at times humorous. “The Choices Program: Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Domestic Violence” is an excellent resource for counselors working with men and women who want to stop their abusive behavior and make meaningful changes in their relationships with the people who love them.