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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — REGISTRATION

  Risk Assessment For Violence (Includes 15 minute break)

Phillip Resnick, M.D.Phillip Resnick, M.D. Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. An internationally known forensic psychiatrist, noted for his expertise in clinical prediction of violence. He has provided consultation and/or expert witness testimony in many high profile cases - Andrea Yates, Amy Grossberg, Jeffrey Dahmer, and others.

This half-day session is designed to provide a practical map through the marshy minefield of uncertainty in risk assessment for violence. Recent research is used to help clinicans do better "dangerous" assessments in persons with delusions, command hallucinations, premenstrual tension and homosexual panic. A fast moving, well organized, humorous presentation packed with vital information.


Judi Hollis, Ph.D. Clinical Consultant, Palm Springs Serenity Retreat. Author, Fat is a Family Affair; Fat & Furious; Hot & Heavy; and now From Bagels to Buddha.

Clearly, diet conscious westerners know everything about WHAT to eat, but know nothing about HOW. People continue to struggle with weight problems, because they have learned nothing about HOW to eat - How to Dine with Dignity. At this luncheon you gain skills in trusting an inner wisdom, making friends with a powerful, personal, sensual self.

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. — How To "Make" An Individual With Chronic
  Persistant PTSD: Implications For Treatment & Prevention

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo. Research Director, The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & the Treatment of Victims of Violence.

An examination of risk & protective factors, especially the role of cognition and social supports that contribute to the development of persistent PTSD, are considered. The practical, therapeutic implications of this model are considered and video tape case presentations are offered.

3:00 - 4:30 P.M. — Treatment Of Individuals With Anger-
  Control Problems & Aggressive Behavior: A Life-span Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Approach

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Following a consideration of how angry and aggressive behavior develops, a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach is considered. Road rage, family violence, and aggressive behavior often accompany PTSD, substance abuse and depression. Demonstrations of how to treat individuals with comorbid problems is presented.

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7:30 - 9:00 A.M. — REGISTRATION

9:00 - 10:30 A.M. — Healing Family Violence

Dr. Cloe Madanes A world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and brief therapy and one of the originiators of the strategic approach to family therapy. Author of 5 books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love, and Violence; The Secret Meaning of Money; and The Violence of Men.

A systemic model for understanding domestic violence, adolescent violence, child abuse and neglect. This presentation focuses on intervention strategies including community resources, and cultural factors. Video tapes will be used to demonstrate specific principles and skills.

10:45 - 12:15 P.M. — Healing Family Violence
Dr. Cloe Madanes

  Couples: Dilemmas & Solutions

Dr. Cloe Madanes

Eight strategies for working with difficult couples.

  Strategic Family Therapy
  Dr. Cloe Madanes
Managing Uncivil Behavior

Michael Leeds, Ph.D. International and Community Mental Health. Trainer/Consultant, Eugene, Oregon.

  Be Mindful or Find Someone To Choke

Michael Leeds, Ph.D.

Anger, Violence, & Lethality Tests
  Sean M. Allen, Ph.D. Director of Assessment Services, Behavior Data Systems, Ltd.
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7:30 - 9:00 A.M. — REGISTRATION

9:00 - 10:30 A.M. Why Love Tanks & What To Do About It

Terry Real, MSW Founder, Relational Recovery Institute, 2002. Faculty, Family Institute of Cambridge; Author of the bestseller I Don't Want to Talk About It.

For a half a century, close to half of all American marriages crash and burn. How is it that millions of individuals can be good workers, friends, parents - and yet fail at their most intimate relationship? And, why is it that the field of couple's therapy has so far done little to alter these gram statistics? A radical new approach will be introduced by Terry that aims to: empower the woman, and reconnect the man with a startling and liberating therapeutic truthfulness.

10:45 - 12:15 P.M. — Relational Recovery Therapy

Terry Real, MSW

This workshop introduces participants to the fundamentals of Relational Recovery Therapy - a radical approach to couple's therapy. The workshop looks closely at the art of therapeutic truth telling and roughly follows the phases of treatment: Empowering the woman; connecting the man; relational "diagnosis"; dealing with prerequisites for intimacy; describing a new vision of love; learning relational skills; amplifying progress; building a relational subculture.

  Forgive For Good: The Art & Science Of Forgiveness

Fred Luskin, Ph.D.Fred Luskin, Ph.D. Director, Stanford Forgiveness Project. Author, Forgive for Good: A Prescription for Health & Happiness, Harper, 2002. Associate Professor, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.

This presentation of the results of the Stanford Forgiveness Project establishes implications for forgiveness therapy for emotions, physical and relationship well-being.

  A Taxonomy Of Anger Disorders: Assessment & Classification
  W. Doyle Gentry, Ph.D. Director, The Institute for Anger-Free Living, Lynchburg, VA. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Author, ANGER-FREE: Ten Basic Steps to Managing Your Anger Quill, 2000. Author, When Someone You Love is Angry, Berkeley, 2004.
Forgive For Good: A Proven Perscription For Health And Happiness
  Fred Luskin, Ph.D.

3:30 - 5:00 P.M. —
  When You Love An Angry Man
  W. Doyle Gentry, Ph.D.
Helping Parents to Disengage Their Children from Negative Peer Subcultures

Patrick J. Barrasso, MSW, CISW Founder/Director, In Balance, an intensive outpatient substance abuse program for adolescents and adults. Founder/Director, In Balance Ranch Academy, a residential boarding school for adolescent substance abuse (boys 13-17 years of age).

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Domestic Violence & Partner Abuse
- 7 Continuing Education Hours -
- Fulfill Your Licensing Requirements for Domestic Violence -

7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — REGISTRATION

WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: Contemporary Research, Assessment, and Treatment Innovations for Partner Abuse
  David B. Wexler, Ph.D.David B. Wexler, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, San Diego, CA. Executive Director, Relationship Training Institute, San Diego, CA. Author, Domestic Violence 2000: An Integrative Skills Program for Men, 200 page manual and workbook, Norton, 2000. Author, When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship, New Harbinger, 2004. Trainer of thousands of community professionals, Navy personnel and law enforcement officials throughout the United States, in extensive training seminars on Domestic Violence.

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. —Definitions & Typologies Of Domestic
Violence: One Size Does Not Fit All!

Participants are challenged to revisit pre-conceived notions about domestic violence offerenders, and are offered a comprehensive review of the origins of domestic violence and the typologies of partner abusers.

10:15 - 11:45 A.M. — Screening, Risk Assessment, And
  Group Fundamentals
  Participants learn about the most contemporary assessment techniques for both domestic violence offenders and victims, and the fundamental components of current domestic violence treatment programs.

  Understanding Male Psychology &
  "Approaching Good Men Behaving Badly"
  Interweaving the latest theory and research, clinical anecdotes, and popular videos, this workshop outlines new theory and research about male psychology. Integrating self psychology, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, participants learn skills for dealing with especially resistant and defensive clients.

2:00 - 4:00 P.M. — Controversies, Couples, Kids & Personal

This session focuses on the political controversies in the field of domestic violence and offers participants specific strategies for group, individual, and couple interventions. The effects of domestic violence on children is reviewed. Participants should be prepared to hear new and controversial perspectives on these complex issues.

Experiential/Adventure Therapy Techniques For Groups

Jerry Harmon, CADAC, CSAC International workshop facilitator, trainer, addictions counselor. Specializing in Experiential Therapies - challenge courses. Jerry has worked extensively with natife and aboriginal populations throughout North America, as well as, with coporate and peer groups. Note: Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are strongly recommended.

There is a movement in the field toward more interactive and dynamic modalities for patients. This all day workshop demonstrates the application of experiential/adventure therapies techniques for clinicians working with groups.

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — Experiental/Adventure Techniques

Through active participation and lecture, attendees learn some basic experiential/adventure activities, how to process them, safety and ethical guidelines.

10:15 - 11:45 A.M. — Assessment & Relapse Prevention
  Attendees learn how to use these activities as client assessment and relapse prevention tools.

  Application Of Experiential/Adventure
  Activities For Self-Esteem & Leadership

2:00 - 4:00 P.M. — Application of Experiential/Adventure:
  Activities for Communication Styles, Conflict Resolution & Coping Styles
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