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Testimonials



"This program helped me to understand that I am an abuser, it also helped me with awareness and equality."  M. Ibarra



"I learned to value my wife, and my family. My machismo was challenged......I lost. Thank you Capelli Group!"  A. Moreno



"La clase fue muy informativa y me dio mucha eduacasion atraves de la violencia domestica, YO tome resposabilidad.....deje de abusar a mi mismo y a mi esposa".

  J. Diaz


I got use to coming to this place, the learning is incredible and I learned what equality is."   C.S


"The Professor was very direct, his way of teaching and running the class is very different than any other program I have ever been to, he confronts EVERYTHING, in a very professional way. I was intimidated at first, but he taught us to embrace change. Accountability...." 

N.H



Dominick  Capelli, BBA, CART

The Capelli Group BIPP Co-Facilitator

 Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

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BIPP on

We serve El Paso, Hudspeth and Culberson Counties

Sandra V. Capelli

 Clinical Psychotherapy & Life Coach Specialist

Professional Mental Health Consultant

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

Founder/VP/Facilitator

The Capelli Group BIPP

Prof. Samuel V. Capelli

State of Texas Licensed Professional Clinical Psychotherapist

Professional Mental Health Consultant

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

Founder/CEO/Facilitator

The Capelli Group BIPP

El Paso's ONLY

Battering Intervention and Prevention

18 WEEK (BIPP) PROGRAM


(36 HOURS)

Accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD)


BIPP Domestic Violence Classes

Anger Management Classes


                                                                           

The Capelli Group, LLC is TDCJ-CJAD accredited as a Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP) that provides educational services to men and women who have been violent, abusive, and/or controlling in their intimate family relationships. The four phases to BIPP are available in both Spanish and English. The Capelli Group, LLC Battering Intervention & Prevention Program (BIPP) teaches batterers how to recognize abuse, accountability and change their violent behaviors. 

The Capelli Group, LLC BIPP is fully accredited by the State of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Assistance Division.
Recognize, accept responsibility for, and end your domestic abuse behaviors

BIPP accreditation guidelines

  •  Referral sources (such as probation officer) and partners and/or victims are notified about participant enrollment in, and exit from BIPP.
  • Progress reports on court-mandated participants are mailed to the referral source on a monthly basis.
  • The Capelli Group, LLC advises against couples counseling until the abusive party has completed an appropriate intervention program and the other partner feels safe to participate. Couples counseling requires that both parties feel safe to divulge information, to talk about feelings and their perceptions, and to seek help with identified problems. In a domestic violence situation, the need for safety is compromised, making couples' work ineffective and in many cases, even dangerous.
  • The Capelli Group, LLC Battering Intervention and Prevention Program is a program of help and change based on accountability. There are many individuals who have battered those who love them the most, but there are only few that have the courage to admit they have a problem and take responsibility for choosing non-violence in the future.


                                                                   

Our Battering Intervention and Prevention Program meets the Texas State Guidelines for BIP Programs and has been approved by​ TDCJ-CJAD within the following framework:

Entering our BIPP program:
1.Register - To register call
915-799-0614 anytime and schedule an evaluation and orientation session.
2.Evaluation - Receive a psycho-social evaluation, which includes a detailed intimate relationship history and abusive behavior history, as well as a detailed report of the offending incident when relevant.
3.Orientation - Interactive group session where participant receives information about the philosophy and structure of the program, group rules, and participant's rights and responsibilities.
4. Ongoing Groups - Sessions of between 5-20 people conducted as per State of Texas BIPP Accreditation Guidelines. In order to complete, participant must:


 
****Complete the minimum 36 hour educational group sessions**** 

Accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD)



 Participate appropriately in educational group sessions

  Pay fees

Service Location:
The Capelli Group is located at:
9739 Socorro Rd
El Paso, Texas 79927
(915) 799-0614



Group sessions are held five (5) days a week:
Monday:             6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    (Men’s- English Group)                                      
Tuesday:             6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    (Men’s Spanish Group)                                      
Wednesday:        6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    (Men’s English Group)
 
                                      
Thursday:            6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    (Women’s Bilingual Group)

Saturday:            11a.m.---1:00p.m.     (Men's English Group)

             

                           

Cost of service:
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD) requires accredited BIPP programs to charge participants for services as a way of reinforcing that abusive behavior has consequences.



Credentials:
The Capelli Group’s BIPP facilitators are recruited from mental health/wellness backgrounds. All are degreed professionals, and some have completed masters programs and have professional licensures. Each facilitator participates in an intensive initial training program and shadowing process before beginning to facilitate groups solo. In addition, each facilitator receives at least 20 hours of continuing education each year through staff in-service training, conferences, and other activities.


Requirements:

  • All participants are required to remove all firearms from the homes during their participation in the program.
  • Each participant MUST sign a release of information that allows BIPP to have contact with his victim as well as his referral source.
  • Victims are notified about the participant's enrollment in, and exit from, BIPP.
  • Progress reports on court-mandated participants are mailed to the referral source on a monthly basis.
  • Each participant must read, sign, and adhere to The Capelli Group Rules, please review BIPP Group Rules and Program Regulations.

What to expect:
BIPP is not an anger management program. The program curricula address some anger management issues and teach some anger management skills, but it is much more comprehensive in its approach. The curriculum addresses socio-cultural issues, particularly regarding gender and violence, teaches and develops critical thinking skills, and includes therapeutic topic elements, such as empathy, accountability, and communication.

Some courts are requiring both BIPP Classes and Anger Management Classes, we offer both courses that will best fit your scheduled needs.


 Affirmative Finding of Family Violence (AFV) Counseling is available in cases where BIPP is not recommended by the Courts
















                                                                      Battering Intervention and Prevention Provider # 071-021
                           Accredited by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD)