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180 W. Park Avenue, Elmhurst Call 847-676-4447 x304 for appointments
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Professional Workshops & Training
Walking the Delicate Balance
Effectively working with perpetrators of family violence.
Working with perpetrators of physical and or/sexual violence is a difficult prospect for any therapist. Consequently, many professionals choose not to create any therapeutic alliance with persons who abuse children or women and children.
This workshop will help clinicians explore walking the delicate balance necessary in working with perpetrators. Participants will examine how to create an initial therapeutic alliance and treatment plan. Interventions explored are: examining the client's "dark side," making a clinical assessment integrating individual, family, and group treatment modalities, techniques to intervene regarding interactions, intra-psychic, cognitive behaviors, issues of power and gender and attachment.