MAPS provides men with the opportunity to address issues and receive support from other men facing similar struggles. Group counselling is the primary service offered.
Clients can access the program on their own or through referring sources of social agencies, probation, lawyers, partners, teachers, clergy, public health and physicians.
A pre-group screening is required prior to one’s acceptance into a therapy group.
Group therapy is usually made up of 5-9 people with one or more trained professional(s) serving as the facilitators. Groups will be either open or closed. In the Healthy relationships group, there are two stages. The first stage will consist of twelve two-and-a-half-hours (2.5) psycho-educational sessions. The second stage of the group consists of eight one-and-a-half (1.5) hour process-oriented sessions.
Men will need to complete a total of 20 sessions (twelve1st-stage and eight 2nd-stage sessions) to complete the entire program.