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Interventions for Leaving a Violent Relationship
Interventions for Leaving a Violent Relationship 10 CE

Track #1 - Introduction

Question 1 |Test | Table of Contents | Domestic Violence
Counselor CEUs, Psychologist CEs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs

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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.

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 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.

Each of the questions that are included on this CD set is 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.

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 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.

This 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 beneficial.

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