Day One - March 10, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (8.5 hrs)
Day Two - March 24, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (7 hrs)
Instructor: Kendall Evans, M.A.
Course Description: This course is designed to cover basic demographics, characteristics and dynamics of domestic violence. The course covers goals and techniques of assessment and intervention, legal and ethical issues, special populations and referral resources.
Course Goals and Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will:
- Be able to write an adequate summary, initial assessment and tentative treatment plan as it relates to a domestic violence incident.
- Describe basic abusive behavior and the effect of abusive behavior on victims, especially children.
- Will learn basic steps of assessment and intervention with abusers and victims and referral sources.
- Will be able to describe the general types of symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the basic treatment of trauma survivors.
- Will gain an understanding and be able to explain restraining orders and how they may be helpful or harmful and how to help a client in deciding whether or not to obtain one.
- Be able to describe safety issues and other ethical challenges raised by clients involved in domestic violence. Two specific issues are: What is involved in making a "Tarasoff Warning"? and why is traditional couples counseling a problem when there is domestic violence?