The Abusive Personality: Violence and control in intimate relationships
Total CE Credit Hours: 10
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/100909
This course is available until Sep 30, 2019
To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Sep 30, 2019.
About the Course:
This book demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior — it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author’s research with more thana 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. The volume concludes with a discussion of clinical outcomes, and a detailed practical overview of a 16-week group treatment program. For the paperback edition, the treatment chapter has been revised and expanded to reflect the ongoing development of the author’s clinical approach. Included are new guidelines for working with borderline personality disorder and attachment disorders in the context of batterer groups.
2003 / Paperback edi
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about domestic violence and batterer treatment programs. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.
Identify some of the cultural, political and scientific factors that have contributed to the development of past and present batterer treatment programs.
Understand the impacts of borderline personality organization, insecure attachment and chronic trauma on the development of the abusive personality.
Explain the effects of early traumatization on the development of abusive behavior.
Explain how the politicizing of spouse assault has hampered effective batterer treatment.
Identify factors predictive of success or failure in group batterer treatment
Describe an effective group treatment program for wife assaulters.
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