[DV3] Evidence-Based Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, Part 2: Treatment

This course meets the qualifications for 8 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; course presenter, John Hamel, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs (#71799).  John Hamel maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

COURSE FEE: $145.  Instructor:  John Hamel, LCSW, License #15194

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Evidence-Based Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse: Treatment, is the second of a two-part advanced course on intimate partner abuse.  It is advised that prior to taking this course, you first complete part one, the 8-hour course on Research, Theory and Assessment, (DV-2)  or else the 4-hour course on Assessment (DV-6).

Building upon the body of empirical research presented in part one and evolving best practice standards, this section presents an evidence-based, multi-modal and client-centered approach.

“One-size-fits-all” approaches are eschewed in favor of differential treatment based on client needs. Basic principles of treatment are explored, followed by step-by-step instructions on working with perpetrators, victims and their families within the modalities of individual, group, couples and family counselling.

This section is intended for anyone interested in the subject of domestic violence, including educators and policy-makers, and particularly mental health professionals, victim advocates, and batterer intervention providers.  This is an in-depth course and appropriate for individuals with an intermediate knowledge of the subject, but is also appropriate for beginners. This course consists of Power Point slides with narration, short videos, exercises, case studies, and informational handouts.  The final post-test consists of 80 questions.

Learning Objectives.  At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the essential elements of treatment, as determined by clinical experience and the research     evidence.
  2. Use effective, evidence-based approaches in work with individuals, groups, couples, and families.
  3. Better provide for victim safety.

Cancellation Policy:  A participant who has registered and paid for the online course is entitled to a full refund up to 7 days following payment of the registration fee, provided that he/she has not completed any of the lessons or quizzes. The participant must request this refund in writing, and submit this request via e-mail to the course presenter, John Hamel, at johnmhamel@comcast.net. A participant who has completed any of the lessons, but did not complete the final post-test and did not receive a certificate, is entitled to a refund equal to 25% of the registration fee. If he/she sends a written request via e-mail to the course presenter. No administrative fee will be charged for any requests. All refunds will be issued within 7 business days of receipt.

ADA compliance:  All online courses are accessible to persons with disabilities and ADA compliant. If you have a special need and plan to take any course, please contact John Hamel, LCSW.  Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

Full Course Syllabus:

Lesson One

  • Topic 1             Treatment basics, Part 1
  • Topic 2             Handout/Exercise:  Summary of domestic violence research
  • Topic 3             Handout/Exercise:  Who’s the victim/who’s the perpetrator?
  • Topic 4             Treatment basics, Part 2
  • Topic 5             Handout/Exercise:  Psychotherapy with batterers
  • Quiz

Lesson Two

  • Topic 6             Group work with perpetrators
  • Topic 7             John Hamel & Associates perpetrator program
  • Topic 8             Handout/Exercise:  Perpetrator program overview
  • Topic 9             Handout/Exercise:  Client workbook samples
  • Quiz

Lesson Three

  • Topic 10           Working with victims, Part 1
  • Topic 11           Working with victims, Part 2
  • Topic 12           Working with victims, Part 3
  • Quiz

Lesson Four

  • Topic 13           Working with victims, Part 4
  • Topic 14           Working with victims, Part 5
  • Topic 15           Handout/Exercise:  Victim safety plan
  • Topic 16           Handout/Exercise:  Male victims and why they stay
  • Quiz

Lesson Five

  • Topic 17           Reasons and preconditions for family therapy
  • Topic 18           Couples therapy:  Phases I and II
  • Topic 19           Handout/Exercise:  Fair fighting rules
  • Topic 20           Couples therapy:  Phase III
  • Topic 21           Family Therapy
  • Topic 22           Handout/Exercise:  Family therapy case studies
  • Quiz
  • Topic 23           References

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