Welcome to the Home Study Course entitled "You Made Me Hit You: Interventions
with Male Batterers," sponsored by the Healthcare Training Institute. Our
primary intent for this home study course is to provide quality education to foster
your professional growth. The Institute has provided quality education since 1979
to thousands in the US and Canada as well. Hi. My name is Brian Clark.
I will be the narrator of this CD. We appreciate that you have chosen our course
as a vehicle for you to earn your Continuing Education Credit.
purpose of this course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc., who batter.
each case study is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation,
I encourage you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the
application of the principle to your setting. However, these notes are for your
purposes only and are not to be sent to the Healthcare Training Institute.
completion of the Answer Booklet
at the end of each CD track, a question
is asked. This question corresponds with a question in your Answer Booklet. Merely
write the correct letter on the blank line that precedes each question. Keep in
mind there is nothing tricky or hard about these questions. They are merely intended
to verify the playing of this CD.
questions are sequential and deal with the section of content that preceded it.
For this reason, to facilitate answering each question, you might read the question
from the Answer Booklet prior to listening to that CD Track. By knowing what the
question is ahead of time, you will know the content to listen for that contains
the answer. So just a hint, after you answer a question, read on to the next question
in order to give you a "heads up" to listen for the content that contains
the purpose of brevity most generally I will use the term "therapists"
or "mental health professional." However, don't let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situation. When you hear the word "therapists,"
if your job title is social worker, psychologist, marriage and family therapist,
mental health counselor, professional counselor, resident director, program assistant,
etc., merely substitute the appropriate term that is the most meaningful to you.
In short, don't let my use of the term "therapists" cognitively deter
you from hearing the content of a track because your job title is school counselor,
for example. I will also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity.
However, if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose
"client" to the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work
addition, it is clear that not all batterers are male and all battering victims
are female. However, for the purpose of brevity in this course, we will generally
refer to the batterer as a male and the victim as a female. By no means is this
an attempt to diminish the legitimacy of cases in which the reverse occurs. So
when I refer to a male batterer, in your mind, if you have a female batterer,
mentally transpose the terminology in order to hear the essence of the treatment
let's get started...We will discuss such topics as: altering attitudes, team
pacing and playfulness, the three stages of abuse, red flags to violence, expanding
choice points, overcontrollers vs. undercontrollers: masked dependency, nice guy
positioning strategies, the invisible dragon of shame, checkpoints for change,
goal-setting, problem goals, and therapeutic ruts.