Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training
Institute. This course is entitled,"I Made Him Hit Me" Strategies for
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.
Hi. My name is Tracy Catherine Appleton. I will
be the narrator of this CD set. We appreciate that you have chosen us as a vehicle
for you to earn your Continuing Education Credit.
The purpose of
the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding how to
treat patients, clients, etc. dealing with battered women. As 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 Institute. Also each track is very content dense.
So feel free to replay the track to review the content.
At the end of
each CD track, a question will be asked. The question at the end of each track
corresponds with the questions in your Answer Booklet. Merely write the correct
letter on the corresponding blank line in your answer booklet. Each answer is
only used once. Keep in mind there is nothing tricky or hard about these questions.
They are merely intended to verify the playing of this CD set.
the questions that are included on this CD set is also reprinted in your Answer
Booklet. These questions are sequential and deal with the section of content that
preceded it. For this reason, to facilitate the answering of 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 then know the content
to listen for that contains the answer. So just a hint, after you write down the
answer to a question in your Answer Booklet, read on to the next question in order
to give you a “heads up” to listen for the content that contains the
answer to the next question.
For 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 situations. 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
set you off track from hearing the content 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” for the term that is the most meaningful to you
in your work setting.
Regarding pronouns and gender brevity, I am in
full agreement that women can be just as powerful, controlling, and manipulative
as men in relationships. And it goes without saying that this dynamic can happen
in same sex relationships as well. However, for the purposes of brevity in this
CD set we will mainly deal with women who are battered by men.
CD set we will discuss such topics as: Grooming for Violence, The Dog Collar,
Four Techniques for “If Only” Destruction, Unraveling Guilty Feelings,
Resolving Failure Expectancy, The Pyramid of Self-Hate, Personal Terrorisms, Pains
and Pluses Journaling, Illusions to Avoid Responsibility, and Killing Her Dragon.
Now, let’s get started...