Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training
Institute. This course is entitled,
"Interventions for Leaving the Violent
Relationship." 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 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.
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.
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.
of 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 "therapist" or "mental health
professional." However, don't let these terms deter you from applying the
concepts to your situation. When you hear the word "therapist," 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 "therapist" 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
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 will be discussing the following therapeutic issues regarding interventions
for leaving the violent relationship: assessing pre-somatoform risk behaviors,
role of the irresponsible child, psychological control vs. leaving; mental diagnosis,
physical handicap, and leaving; the double bind; Tonia's anger letter; feeling
sorry for their batterer; survival until she leaves; hurdling road blocks to leaving;
leaving addictive love; life preservers; emotional getaways; and hidden fears.
It is hoped you have found several tracks that you will replay often pior to seeing
a client with similar issues, and perhaps playing a track in an individual or
group session for client educational purposes should you deem appropriate and
Now, let's get started...