Title: Domestic Violence Update: Assessing And Treating Battered Women, Batterers, And Their Children
C.E. Hours: 4
Authors: Michele Harway, Ph.D., ABPP and Marsali Hansen, Ph.D., ABPP
Synopsis: This four-hour home-study course is based on the book Spouse Abuse: Assessing And Treating Battered Women, Batterers, And Their Children (Second Edition). The first edition of this book was praised for the wealth of practical information and concrete suggestions it provided regarding the assessment and treatment of battered intimate partners, batterers, children who witness abuse, and couples who engage in violent interactions. The revised second edition presents important findings from the ever expanding base of empirical data on abusive relationships, includes updated prevalence information, and describes new techniques for working with this population. Includes assessment checklists, a violence knowledge self-quiz, and numerous other resources of great value to practitioners.1. What Kinds of Families Are Violent?
Outline: (Corresponding to book chapters.)
-How Common Is Violence in the Family?
-How Serious Is Spousal Abuse?
-Context Within Which Battering Occurs
-Who Seeks Treatment?
-Working With Families Experiencing Spousal Abuse
-Case Example 1: Susan and George
2. How Much Do You Know About Spousal Abuse?
3. Assessment of Spouse Abuse
-Assessing the Woman for Spouse Abuse
-Does Spouse Abuse Exist?
-How Dangerous Is the Violence?
-How Severely Affected Is the Client?
-Assessing the Batterer for Spouse Abuse
-Assessing a Couple for Violence
-Assessing Children for the Effects of Spousal Abuse
-Exploration of Factors
-Impact on Development
-A Last Word on Assessment
4. Treatment of Spouse Abuse
-The Individual Woman
-Establishing Goals in Working with Battered Women
-Therapy for the Batterer
-Short-Term and Long-Term Counseling
-Therapy with the Couple
-Beginning Couple's Therapy: Treatment Goals
-Later Therapy: Treatment Goals
-Therapy with Children
-Individual Treatment Approaches
-Group Therapy Approaches
5. A Final Word on Spouse Abuse
After completing this home-study course, you'll be better able to:Testimonials:
1. Identify characteristics of families prone to violence.
2. Describe the context within which battering occurs.
3. Assess couple for risk of violence.
4. Evaluate children for the effects of spousal abuse.
5. Provide crisis intervention for victims.
6. Set short-term and long-term treatment goals for batterers.
I am actually already informed, but I thought it was great the way this summarized key points.
-S.S. / Psychologist / May 10, 2016
I found the book really interesting and a comprehensive overview of the current and past research. Good choice for study materials. I will surely use it as a reference in my work.
-R.S. / Psychologist / December 30, 2014
Michele Harway, PhD, ABPP, is on the Core Faculty at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, on the Consulting Faculty at the Fielding Graduate Institute, and in clinical practice in Westlake Village, California. Dr. Harway is the author or editor of seven books in the areas of domestic violence, family psychology, and women's development. She is a fellow of several American Psychological Association divisions and is board certified (ABPP) in family psychology. Dr. Harway is a past president of the APA Division of Family Psychology and past treasurer of the Division on Men and Masculinity.
Marsali Hansen, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of the Pennsylvania CASSP Training and Technical Assistance Institute, a statewide program for improving the clinical skills of professionals who work with children with mental health needs. The Institute is part of Pennsylvania State University where she also teaches courses in the psychology department. Dr. Hansen is a licensed psychologist and is board certified (ABPP) in family psychology. She is author of numrous publications and presentations on family violence and children's mental health systems.
AOC Approval: The course outline or agenda for this training has been APPROVED as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.230 (d)(1)(A) and (d)(2), and rule 5.215(j)(2). The views expressed in this training are those of the trainer and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.