to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training Institute. This
course is entitled, "But I have such a Great Catch!" Treating Abusive
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
purpose of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc. dealing with controlling relationships. 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.
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 Test. Merely write
the correct letter on the corresponding blank line in your Test. 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.
of the questions that are included on this CD set, are also reprinted in your
Test. 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 Test 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 Test, 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.
the purpose of brevity, most generally, I will use the term therapists
or mental health professional. However, dont 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, dont 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.
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.
for purposes of brevity in this course, I will generally refer to the controller
as being a "he" or "male," and the controlled or victim of
the controlling relationship as being a "she" or "female."
Keep in mind that this is for brevity and not intended to be sexist. Merely transpose
in your mind, as needed, he for she or Richard for Mary as your frame of reference
dictates to facilitate application of the content.
this CD set we will discuss such topics as: Disintegration of Self Image, the
Instant Replay, a Cold Weather Analogy, Jekyll and Hyde Reframing, Bidermans
Brainwashing, Connecting the Dots, Urban Legends, B-A-D Questions, Rationalized
Responses, Four Power Imbalance Questions, Three-Tiered Affirmations, Resistance
and Repositioning, the Four Rs of Regaining Control, Low Risk and High Risk
Responses, and Metaphors that Work.
lets get started...