By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three methods of altering attitudes in male batterers.
-List four advantages of using a therapeutic group.
-Identify three stages of intervention for batterers.
-List three risk factors of domestic abuse.
-List four points that clients may use to prevent violence in their relationships.
-Describe four types of abusers.
-Explain two denial strategies that male perpetrators use.
-Discuss four motivators of shame among male batterers.
-Name four barriers to change in partner-violent men.
-Name four motives for goal setting in male batterers.
-Name two questions that are effective in facilitating goal setting in male batterers.
-Name three problems in male batterer therapy.
-Name three areas in which children from violent homes show a cognitive deficiency regarding the processing of social information.
-Explain what area did 48% of the women in the Sonders and Hanusa study report to be the area of most positive change by their abusive partner.
-Explain how is an objective response such as “my spouse is late” inappropriately labeled, in the case of the female spouse coming home late.
-Name three samples of “rational learning themes” you might look for in your next session to be reinforced with your client.
-Name one way Lee emphasizes small changes.
-Explain why does Tong feel psychoeducation and solution-focused approaches are most appropriate when working with Chinese batterers.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."