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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Describe an example of gender-role conflict specific to loss of relationship power.
-Explain two forms of psychological abuse that your client may experience in a relationship.
-Identify three ways shame can be used to maintain control in a relationship.
-List three steps in increasing your clients awareness of verbal aggression related to intimate partner violence.
-Explain three techniques regarding the client’s good or bad guy frame of reference.
-List five forms of coercion in an abusive relationship.
-Name three Connect-the-Dot perspectives.
-Name five urban legends or myths regarding solutions to abuse by the “Great Catch.”
-Name the key words to use to recall the B-A-D questions in a session with a client, to reconstruct the reality of self-blame experienced by your client.
-Explain what about her in "Communication Magic" the victim of the abuse rationalizes that her "Great Catch" will magically stop saying hurtful things once he understands.
-Name the two types of entries on the Client Worksheet.
-Explain what style of communication are they using, if you client is trying to fight fire with fire, when communicating with his or her great catch.
-Explain what is a visualization you might use if you are experiencing Secondary Traumatic Stress Syndrome with a client who repeated returns to his or her abuser.
-Explain what challenge relationship in resistance against an abuser.
-Discuss three interpersonal consequences of anger.
-Describe four facets of anger.
-Discuss four ways of communicating anger.
-Describe six steps of anger management.
-Discuss four strategies regarding changing perception to reduce anger.
-Discuss four aspects of paths to blame.
-Explain four techniques regarding mindfulness-based stress reduction.
-Discuss four cognitive-behavioral therapy for stress.
-Discuss six expressions of emotion in the face and body.
-Name two other types of delusions.
-Name the two distinct reputations a Controller may have.
-Explain what makes an adolescent trapped in a controlling relationship a lethal situation.
-Explain how do we filter meanings.
-Name some relationship Inner Rules your client may have.
-Explain what kinds of speech patterns do some clients use that result in loss of power.
-Explain what is a strategy you might use with a client who feels they are not being understood by his or her significant other.
-Explain what limits options for some clients.
-Explain why do many clients seek to avoid reaching out building new relationships.
-Explain why clients who are out of the controlling relationship have a useful attributes, but they are unable to gain access to them.
-Name examples of useful skills that can be gained from going through a controlling relationship.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."