15-Hour Spousal or Partner Abuse CE Suite Text-based Course (15 CE) - Printed Version

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Spousal and partner abuse is most commonly understood as violence perpetrated by males against females in intimate and/or marriage relationships. Recently however, some attention has been given to gender-neutral approaches and has enhanced our understanding of the diversity of violence in a variety of partnerships: dating, homosexual, cohabitating, teen boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. This presentation will explore the barriers that therapists have, including blind spots and questioning techniques and focus upon how to make assessments for victimization and perpetration from gendered and gender-neutral perspectives. Conventional treatment considerations will be discussed, including how to devise safety plans and how to determine if individual and/or conjoint sessions are appropriate. In addition, considerations for cultural diversity are explored, to include discussion of cultural, gender-orientation, age differences in cases of domestic violence.

Authors: Sharon Law, M.A., LMFT, Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D., Nancy Klein, M.A., LMFT, Jodi Blackley, MS, LMFT, Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D., LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define all types of intimate partner violence in gendered and gender-neutral perspectives.
  2. Identify the obstacles that therapists face in detecting and assessing for abuse.
  3. Identify the considerations associated with individual vs. conjoint therapy for violent partners and the best individualized approaches for safety planning and treatment decisions.
  4. List the cultural diversity factors that impact abuse assessment, disclosure and treatment.

Children exposed to domestic violence and other high conflict situations live in a perpetual state of combat readiness, ever vigilant for the next battle between their parents. The anguish and rage of these children often result in significantly impaired object relations, dissociative states, an array of high risk and self-defeating behaviors, as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and severe personality disorders in adulthood. This workshop identifies the symptoms and behavioral signs that a child is being exposed to domestic violence. It explores the factors that impact how much stress a child endures as well as the developmental and neurological impacts of violence in the home. It covers assessment and diagnostic issues for PTSD, traumatic bonding and attachment dynamics, and treatment approaches that include practical cognitive-behavioral skill-building techniques (e.g. self-soothing and self-care strategies, interpersonal effectiveness and social skills), in addition to psychodynamic work and art therapy that emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and internalizing safe objects as key curative factors.

Author: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D.

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess for a range of symptoms, including traumatic bonding, attachment dynamics, and PTSD.
  2. Apply Dr. Judith Herman’s model of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with this population.
  3. Identify environmental, developmental and neurological factors that influence the impact of violence on a child.
  4. Utilize both cognitive-behavioral skill-building techniques and psychodynamic treatment approaches.

Although most people understand domestic violence to be an act of aggression by a man against a woman, recent research has shown that males are victims of partner abuse also. Males may be subject to physical, emotional and sexual abuse, in hetero- and homosexual partnerships, and often face significant social pressures away from reporting their victimization. In this presentation, attention will be given to the unique psychological and sociological reasons that men may find themselves in abusive relationships, as well as some explanations for why they stay and why they find reporting difficult. In addition, the special treatment factors associated with detection and assessment of victimization in men is presented, as well as factors to consider when using individual or conjoint therapy. Finally, the issues for gay men in violent partnerships and the characteristics that lead women to become violent aggressors are presented.

Authors: Patricia Patton, Ph.D, Nancy Klein, MA, LMFT

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

 

This course satisfies the following California BBS Pre-licensure requirements:

  • All 15 hours of Spousal Abuse Assessment and Reporting (Domestic Violence) required for California LCSW candidates
  • All 15 hours of Spousal or Partner Abuse Assessment, Detection and Intervention (Domestic Violence) required for California LPCC candidates

 

Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.
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