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21 May

Trauma Informed SandPlay Therapy

Formulation and Treatment Strategies for Intimate Partner Violence, Abuse and Anger

Date: 20 May 2021 - 21 May 2021


Across different treatment settings, practitioners routinely see clients who harm others. Such cases pose a range of challenges that are quite different from addressing the traditional mental health needs of those suffering from mainly internalizing problems such as anxiety and depression.

Join CBT Australia and international author, Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D., for fast paced, interactive, virtual learning sessions that will provide you with the foundational knowledge and tools to better understand, manage, and prevent harmful behaviours. These intensive workshops cover a range of clinical topics such as conceptualizing intervention with intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) cases, managing dysregulated anger and addressing antisocial and criminal conduct.

The most efficient way to develop new skills is through practice - learning by doing. Therefore, all workshops in this series are highly interactive, incorporating structured learning activities including case examples, audio/video-recorded work samples, small group exercises, and “real”-plays. Class sizes are limited to allow for practice opportunities in a virtual learning environment. The goal is for you to be able to transfer and incorporate newly learned knowledge and skills into your real-world interactions.

These virtual workshops can be taken as a series or can stand alone; sign up for 1 or 2. The materials covered are applicable to a range of professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, psychiatric nurses, graduate students, case managers, probation/parole officers, and other professionals working with clients in private practice, outpatient mental health centres, hospitals, day reporting centres, halfway and transitional housing programs, prisons, and probation/parole systems.

Successful IPVA intervention requires a focus on a set of risk domains and thinking patterns that facilitate aggressive, coercive, and abusive behaviour (beyond mental health symptoms and traditional irrational beliefs). In this session, step-by-step guidelines will be provided for identifying specific IPVA relevant risk factors and treatment targets.

Interventions are then tailored to the particular person and situational context in which violence and abuse occur. This workshop provides an efficient way to update your knowledge and skills in this challenging area.

Across different treatment settings practitioners routinely see clients whose anger reactions contribute to significant loss and suffering. While anger is a frequent and universal human emotion, it has received surprisingly little attention as a clinical problem.

Practitioners commonly engage in unproductive conversations (e.g., clients venting about unfair actions of others) and struggle to identify clear treatment targets.

In this session, participants will practice assessing the key features of client anger reactions by applying a 6-stage Anger Episode Model Interview to understand how anger is experienced and expressed in the client’s real-life interactions.

The analysis of anger episodes forms the groundwork for effective case formulation and collaboratively identifying relevant treatment goals. A flexible menu of well-established cognitive and behavioural interventions for remediating anger difficulties will be reviewed.

Duration: 9am - 1pm AEST

Venue: Online

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Language: English

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