136: What Therapists Need to Know—Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Violent Individuals

Subject(s)
DAY
August 08, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
7
Enrollment Limit
60
Description
Clinical prediction of violence remains challenging for all mental health professionals. One in five psychologists has reported being physically attacked by at least one client, and 80 percent feared they would be. Research has found that the therapeutic relationship can modulate violence if the clinician has adequate training in the treatment of violent patients. This intermediate workshop provides an in-depth understanding of: (a) developmental issues contributing to violence, (b) state-of-the-art assessment techniques, (c) case management strategies, and (d) empirically supported treatments of violent individuals.
Learning Objectives
1. Explain the core dynamics operating in clients at risk for violent behavior.
2. Identify clients’ negative thought patterns that influence self-destructive and violent behavior.
3. Utilize assessment and interview techniques, based on static and dynamic risk factors to effectively identify those at greatest risk for violent behavior.
4. Adapt treatment to the client’s type of violence for more effective treatment outcomes.
5. Plan crisis intervention and case management with violent or potentially violent clients.
6. Apply an innovative/cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for treating violent clients.
7. Recognize the legal and ethical issues involved in treating violent individuals, including common mistakes made by clinicians.
Instructor(s)
Lisa Firestone, PhD, The Glendon Association, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410