15 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $149.00
Developed by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.
Course includes an historic extensive interview with Dr. Lenore Walker reviewing her life's work on domestic violence
Course fulfills the Spousal and Partner Abuse Pre-Licensing Requirement for Psychologists (who began graduate training on or after January 1, 2004), MFTs (if graduate studies were completed outside CA), LCSWs, and LPCCs.
This course is also offered as part of a Pre-licensing Savings Package of pre-requisite courses.
This course includes materials consisting of:
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General Course Description
This intermediate course addresses the causes, assessment, treatment, statistics and legal issues concerning Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). It is essential for today's clinicians to be up to date on this pervasive, growing issue, because much of what we believed about causes, treatment and prevention was based upon research clouded by ideologies and social views. Debunking the popular notion that IPV is always about power and control, this course goes well beyond such outdated and erroneous assumptions. In addition to articles, this course includes audio interviews with IPV experts, such as Dr. Lenore Walker, Dr. Steven Stosny, Mike Carolla, and Dr. Ofer Zur.
The course includes five sections and 5 audio interviews. Section One presents statistics on the incidence, causes, and effects of intimate partner violence. It includes information on intimate partner violence in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples. Section Two presents an overview of how our perspective on the causes of and treatments for intimate partner violence have evolved. Section Three presents and discusses assessment instruments. Section Four presents the ethical and legal requirements surrounding intimate partner violence and reviews the relevant parts of the APA, CAMFT and NASW Codes of Ethics to spousal and partner abuse, with a particular emphasis on California law. Section Five provides listings of community and online resources for consumers and professionals.
This course will teach psychotherapists to:
1. Report statistics on incidence of IPV, broken down by state, ethnicities, and types of IPV, including physical abuse, psychological abuse, and stalking.
2. Describe the incidence and unique dynamics of IPV in same sex and transgender couples.
3. Review the dynamics of violence from a multi-cultural perspective.
4. Describe the surprising incidence of female on male IPV.
5. Review the different dynamics and causes of IPV among male batterers.
6. Review the different dynamics and causes of IPV among female batterers.
7. Summarize a historical overview of IPV research to help separate facts and science from one's own values and biases about the issue.
8. Explain why treatment models such as the Duluth Model are of little use and often even harmful to battered women.
9. Report how to help minimize the effects of IPV on children.
11. Demonstrate more clinical sensitivity about determining custody in cases involving IPV.
12. Name the assessment instruments that assess past, current, potential IPV, and different types of IPV.
13. Apply the principles of effective IPV treatment for individuals and couples.
14. Review domestic violence programs and agencies.
15. Describe updated knowledge of mandated reporting and confidentiality issues as described by APA, CAMFT, NASW and California legal codes.
16. Review the extensive IPV resources for clients and professionals.
Incidence of IPV by race, ethnicity, geography, and gender
Statistics on and characteristics of IPV in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected intimate relationships
Children and IPV
Shifting perspectives on IPV causes and treatments
New perspectives on IPV and people who batter
Assessment instruments for IPV victimization and perpetration
Legal and ethical mandates on therapists and IPV
Resources for clinicians and clients dealing with IPV