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Domestic Violence: Inside the Minds of Men who Batter and the Women who Love Them

2 CE hours

$39.00 $29.95

This course presents critical information for healthcare providers about domestic violence. It is written by award-winning instructors Matt and Susan McMillan. Matt is a former police officer, prosecutor, and judge, and Susan is a licensed mental health counselor and jury trial consultant.
Students will come away with a new-found understanding regarding the myths and realities of domestic violence and how it affects us all.

Domestic violence is so pervasive that there is one simple truth as a mental health counselor that you MUST know: You must have a thorough working knowledge of domestic violence if you intend to be a competent professional. Whether you see primarily adults, children, the elderly, singles, or couples, domestic violence affects them all. And even substance abuse professionals must know about domestic violence.

Florida: Required for initial licensure and every third renewal.

Outside Florida: Many other states require this course. Check with your Board.

Description

This course presents critical information for healthcare providers about domestic violence. It is written by award-winning instructors Matt and Susan McMillan. Matt is a former police officer, prosecutor, and judge, and Susan is a licensed mental health counselor and jury trial consultant.
Students will come away with a new-found understanding regarding the myths and realities of domestic violence and how it affects us all.

Domestic violence is so pervasive that there is one simple truth as a mental health counselor that you MUST know: You must have a thorough working knowledge of domestic violence if you intend to be a competent professional. Whether you primarily adults see children, the elderly, singles, or couples, domestic violence affects them all. And even substance abuse professionals must know about domestic violence.

Florida: Required for initial licensure and every third renewal.

Outside Florida: Many other states require this course. Check with your Board.

Course Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will:

  1. Understand the belief systems and thought processes of men and women in battering relationships that enable both partners to rationalize abusive or destructive behavior.
  2. Identify common tactics of men who batter and recognize warning signs of domestic violence in a treatment setting even when all family members deny its existence.
  3. Describe the various treatment approaches for men who batter and understand which forms of treatment are most effective, which are least effective or even dangerous, and why as well as recognize when a referral to batterers intervention would be appropriate.
  4. Recognize and understand the immediate and lasting effects of domestic violence on children, including the neurological changes caused by traumatic exposure.

Student Reviews

“Incredibly effective. McMillan and Wife do an excellent job of providing interesting and informative courses — I would not change anything.”

— Aimee Perez, RMHCI, Miami-Dade, FL


“I love the combination of a legal back ground and a mental health background. The entire section on Community Resources was especially helpful. Great course material! Clear and easy to understand.”

— Eileen O’Connell, LCSW, Pinellas Co, FL


“This is one of the best courses of Domestic Violence I have ever taken. Excellent— One of the new things I learned was that anger management is not appropriate for batterers. I thought that was such an important thing to learn a long with the idea of ambient abuse. I also never thought of framing pornography as abusive and that was a very helpful thing to learn.”

— F.G., LMHC, Travis, TX

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