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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name four types of emotional abuse that a batterer may use to groom his victim for future physical abuse.
-Name six areas described Carrie's "dog collar of control".
-Name four "If only" rationalizations commonly used by battered women.
-Name three questions you might discuss to facilitate the unraveling of the battered woman's feelings of guilt.
-Name three areas you might discuss to alleviate client guilt regarding her children.
-Name three components of Learned Helplessness a battered woman may experience.
-Explain how many children are severely battered annually.
-Explain which system of the brain involves in experimental and clinical evidence links explosive rage to disorders.
-Explain what did 90% of the two thirds of the population seeking police help report.
-Explain what a batterer is faced with if he thinks that other men may respond to a provoking partner differently, in a non-violent way.
-Explain what can increase the severity and number of risks a battered woman faces.
-Explain what drawback is there to suggesting a battered woman seek counseling.
-Explain what criterion do most studies use to determine id a batterer program is successful.
-Explain what can result from using exclusive rather than inclusive language with battered women.

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