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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 three methods of Altering Attitudes in male batterers.
-Name advantages to the use of a male-female therapy team.
-Name three stages of abuse that batterers experience.
-Name the three Red Flags that can precede abuse.
-Name the four major ways of Expanding Choice Points to prevent a battering incident.
-Explain how do impulsive batterers differ from instrumental batterers.
-Name two Nice Guy Positioning Strategies to increase your awareness of in your next session.
-Name four motivators for the batterer's Invisible Dragon to consider in your next session.
-Name four checkpoints to look for when assessing your batterer's potential to let go of his control.
-Name four catalysts for a client's motivation to set goals.
-Name two types of questions that are effective in facilitating clients who are goal-stuck.
-Name three therapeutic ruts you might evaluate in your next session.
-Name three areas in which children from violent homes show a cognitive deficiency regarding the processing of social information.
-Explain what area did 48% of the women in the Sonders and Hanusa study report to be the area of most positive change by their abusive partner.
-Explain how is an objective response such as “my spouse is late” inappropriately labeled, in the case of the female spouse coming home late.
-Name three samples of “rational learning themes” you might look for in your next session to be reinforced with your client.
-Name one way Lee emphasizes small changes.
-Explain why does Tong feel psychoeducation and solution-focused approaches are most appropriate when working with Chinese batterers.

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