Santa Clara University

Benson Memorial Center


May 4, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Loyola Hall
Cost : $140

Domestic Violence Update for Practitioners

Course # - CPSY x653
Loyola Hall Room 160
Credit Hours: 6
                                                                            CLASS CANCELLED!!!
Course Objectives:
·         Describe how DV has generally been viewed in written history, the evolution of those views during the 20thcentury, primarily since 1970, in the U.S., and the resulting impact on the frequency and severity of DV
·         Identify: 5 types of IPV, and at least 3 different personality styles of perpetrators of severe violence; some similarities and differences in male vs. female initiated violence; similarities between heterosexual and same sex IPV; and typical differences in the dynamics of teenage dating violence and adult IPV
·         Appreciate the debilitating impact of shame on victims of DV including placing victims at increased risk of repeated victimization or perpetration, and implications for treatment of victims and perpetrators
·         Appreciate the impact of exposure to DV/extreme conflict on children?s early brain development
·         Be able to describe some key safety planning considerations for victims, and key treatment considerations for victims and perpetrators
Course Description:
Brief summary of domestic violence (intimate partner violence IPV) over the course of history including governmental, political, and institutional responses that either enable or disable it; political, cultural, gender, and power considerations;  one fairly well agreed upon typology of IPV (battering, resistive/reactive, situational, pathological, antisocial) supporting the current commonly accepted view that "one size does not fit all"; differential assessment considerations, the MOSAIC, and Jacquelyn Campbell's Danger Assessment (lethality factors); the 2012 Death Review Committee Report for Santa Clara County;  the "battered woman" (suffering from "complex trauma" - also defined) as a "shame based disorder" per Judith Herman, M.D. (video);  personality factors in the perpetration of DV per Don Dutton, Ph.D.; similarities and differences in female vs. male perpetrated violence;  DV in the LGBTQ community and implications for practitioners;  DV in the elderly community (video example) and related elder abuse reporting requirement; teenage dating violence prevalence, and differences with adult IPV;  impact of exposure to DV, and extreme conflict, on children and early brain development (video);  safety planning for victims;  key treatment considerations for treating trauma victims and perpetrators.  
Steve Baron, M.A., MFT, is the retired director of Family Court Services in Santa Clara County, California, former adjunct faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the subject of juvenile dependency mediation, retired from 25 years of private practice, an occasional trainer for the California Administrative Office of the Courts, the Superior Court in Santa Clara County, and various community agencies on subjects including domestic violence, the impact of trauma on child development and victims of domestic violence, and ethics, and has been the recipient of awards from Legal Advocates for Children and Youth for services to families and children, "The Judge Len Edwards Champion of Peace Award" from the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council, and the Santa Clara County Psychological Association for the training of mental health professionals in the areas of divorce, child custody, and domestic violence.  He has been a lecturer for Santa Clara University in the graduate Counseling Psychology division for the past 25 years on subjects including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, trauma, aging and human sexuality. He has authored or co-authored articles for the Family Court Review, California?s Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, and the Juvenile and Family Court Journal


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