Intimate Partner Violence: Myths & Data

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CE Credits: 8 Credits
Length: 2 Hours (Video) + 6 Hours (Reading)
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video + Readings
Category: 2015 Sexual Offender Training Series
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
In this workshop, attendees will be presented with the best available empirical evidence on the incidence and psychological consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV). Attendees will learn the difference between the three most common forms of IPV: Bilateral, female-perpetrated, and male-perpetrated. Similarities and differences between male and female perpetrators and victims will be outlined to aid in dispelling the “gender paradigm” that all IPV is perpetrated by men. As the presenter discusses the sociopolitical origins of this paradigm, which plays on stereotypes of male aggressiveness, real-world examples will be used, including that males are arrested more often on police calls, even when the history of the couple is bilateral IPV. Finally, the limited results produced by criminal justice solutions to IPV will be described, and recommendations made regarding societal interventions for IPV.
Trainer Biography
Don Dutton, PhD is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. During the 15 years he spent providing therapy for court-mandated men convicted of wife assault, he developed a psychological model for perpetrators of intimate partner abuse. This clinical experience has driven Dr. Dutton to publish over 100 papers and five books, including the Domestic Assault of Women (1995), The Batterer: A Psychological Profile (1995), The Abusive Personality (2002), and Rethinking Domestic Violence (2006). Dr. Dutton has frequently served as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials involving domestic abuse and family violence, and has provided numerous workshops to professionals based on his work.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Review surveys of the incidence of intimate partner violence perpetrated by women and men
  • Examine hypotheses as to the source of intimate partner violence
  • Identify evidence-based interventions for addressing intimate partner violence

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