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Intervention with Male Batterers
Male Batterers continuing education social worker CEUs

Psychologist Post-Test
Psychologist CEs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs | Domestic Violence

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1. What are methods of Altering Attitudes in male batterers?
2. What are advantages to the use of a male-female therapy team?
3. What are stages of abuse that batterers experience?
4. What are the Red Flags that can precede abuse?
5. What are the major ways of Expanding Choice Points to prevent a battering incident?
6. How do impulsive batterers differ from instrumental batterers?
7. What are Nice Guy Positioning Strategies to increase your awareness of in your next session?
8. What are motivators for the batterer's Invisible Dragon to consider in your next session?
9. What are checkpoints to look for when assessing your batterer's potential to let go of his control?
10. What are catalysts for a client's motivation to set goals?
11. What are types of questions that are effective in facilitating clients who are goal-stuck?
12. What are therapeutic ruts you might evaluate in your next session?
a. Change is Possible, Motivation to Change, Reason to Change, What to Change.
b. Situational, Emotional, and Cognitive
c. Role modeling; modeling disagreement resolution; increasing the pace of the group; decreasing pressure on the therapist; modeling playfulness.
d. Instrumental batterers, or "cobras," use violence coldly to obtain a specific objective and are more likely to use a weapon.
e. Broadening Definitions, Learning Empathy, and Recognizing the Effects of the Media
f. Affirming responses versus low-key responses, the restating response, and the expanding response.
g. Parent-Blaming, Blaming the Battered
h. Being invited to play an active role, being respected as knowledgeable, being in charge of determining goals, and being held accountable for current and future behaviors
i. Distractions, Rules of Engagement, Roots of Anger, Cognitive Restructuring
j. Directive and strength-based
k. Discouragement, Embarrassment, Inferiority, and Guilt
l. Something Snaps, Abuse Isn't Worth It, and Stopping the Abuse.
13. What are areas in which children from violent homes show a cognitive deficiency regarding the processing of social information?
14. What area did 48% of the women in the Sonders and Hanusa study report to be the area of most positive change by their abusive partner?
15. In the case of the female spouse coming home late, how is an objective response such as “my spouse is late” inappropriately labeled?
16. What are samples of “rational learning themes” you might look for in your next session to be reinforced with your client?
17. What is one way Lee emphasizes small changes?
18. Why does Tong feel psychoeducation and solution-focused approaches are most appropriate when working with Chinese batterers?
a. Awareness of others needs; Be a better dad; Care.
b. Failure to attend to relative clues; bias in attributing hostile attentions of others; lack of competent behavioral
strategies to solve interpersonal problems.
c. Traditional Chinese society emphasizes structured social interaction, counseling that reflects heavily on
feelings or on helping the client to gain insight into his problems may be viewed as too ambiguous.
d. An increased expression of feeling
e. Asking client’s to recall what he believes makes for a good relationship.
f. The word “bad” will in turn, elicit a negative emotional response, along with an associated verbal reasoning
sequence that suggests the following train of thought: “Only loose women are out late by themselves at night”
(an inaccurate premise).

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