Assessment and Treatment of Domestic Violence

Course Description:

Session amounts may vary based on the individual needs of the organization.

For individuals, please contact us for more information.

The focus is to provide the practitioner with a multi-modality treatment model for domestic violence that is applicable to working with the abused person as well as the person who is abusive. The model is interventive, employing psycho-educational, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, systemic and violence-eliminating techniques. This is a two phase model: Phase 1 – crisis intervention, Phase 2 – working intensively in-depth. Sensitivity to ethnicity, religion, race and culture will be addressed.

The Psychodynamics of Partner Abuse and the Psychological Effects of Victimization

Assessment for Domestic Violence

Theory of victimization – experiential

Effects on children

Race, culture and ethnicity

Modalities of Treatment Applicable to Partner Abuse

Assessing for trauma

The psychological and emotional effects of trauma

Treatment techniques

Modalities of Treatment Applicable to Partner Abuse

Assessing for trauma

The psychological and emotional effects of trauma

Treatment techniques

Modalities of Treatment Applicable to Partner Abuse

Crisis Intervention

Advocacy

Case Management

Safety Planning

Clinical Techniques: Individual, Group and Couple

SESSION III:

Violence Eliminating Strategic Interventions

Treating aggression VIDEO

Cognitive Behavioral tools

The Practitioners Needs

Countertransference and other reactions

Self-care

When danger is perceived

Strategies for safety

Learning Objectives

  1. a) Participants will demonstrate their ability to assess domestic violence by demonstrating how they would use a standardized objective measure and
  2. b) Participants will list a series of questions for assessing the presence of domestic violence within cases where this is not the presenting problem.

Participants will illustrate knowledge of their ability to determine the level of abuse from mild to severe and will provide examples of the appropriate treatment plans based on the different levels of abuse.

Participants will demonstrate knowledge of treatment techniques and tools for treating the abuse.

Participants will demonstrate their ability to recognize and manage countertransference and will list 4 techniques
of self-care.