Training for Therapists – Thorny Questions Working with Men Who Abuse Their Intimate Partners

Do I refer them to a batter intervention program? If so, why and when?  If not, why?

Thorny Questions Agenda

In this 8-hour workshop, Men Stopping Violence will address these, and other vexing questions. We will also present our philosophical framework that explores who batters and why, as well as the prevalence and scope of male violence against women in our communities. Next, we will take an in-depth look at tactics of abuse and how to identify them in clients and then discuss the value that referral to intervention services brings to private counselling practices. We’ll end day one by observing our 2-hour batterer intervention class where training participants will see first-hand the depth of work that happens in a batterer intervention class. Participants will then join the Men Stopping Violence training team to process the class the following morning.

This training has been approved for 8 LMFT, LCSW, and LPC CEU hours

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Training Objectives

Goal: To deepen therapists understanding of male violence against women and to better utilize intervention services in their community.

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the components of the Men Stopping Violence Community Accountability Model.
  • Summarize the scope of tactics used by abusers to control an intimate partner
  • Describe when to refer clients to Batterer Intervention Programs
  • List two benefits to each the client and the therapist of referring men to batterer intervention programs

Dates

September 18th – 19th, 2017

December 7th – 8th, 2017

Training Times

Day One               12:30pm – 8:30pm

Day Two               9:00am – 11:00am

Training Cost

$150

Presenters

Ulester V. Douglas, MSW

Ulester Douglas is the Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence. Ulester has provided consultation, training and keynote presentations in 40 states, Europe and the Caribbean to community-based organizations, universities, corporations and government agencies. He currently serves on the board of the National Resource Center to end Domestic Violence. In addition to his work in the movement to end violence against women, Ulester has twenty-seven years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. He is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and a National Institute of Mental Health fellow, with specialized training in working with families impacted by incest.

Richard Bathrick, LMFT

Bathrick co-founded Men Stopping Violence in 1982 and he brings more than three decades of experience in progressive social change to the work of ending violence against women. As part of MSV’s national training team, he has co-led trainings for a variety of organizations, including international training initiatives for government officials, social workers, and women’s advocates in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan. He is the author or co-author of a number of articles including, “Deconstructing Male Violence Against Women” and “How Do You Know Your Batterer Program Works?” He is also the author of We Are The Work: The Making of Men Stopping Violence. In his private practice, Bathrick works with groups and sees individuals, couples, and families.

Men At Work Training – October 2017

October 18th, 2017 – October 20th, 2017
Men At Work: Building Safe Communities is an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that: explores male violence against women in an accessible manner, challenges men to take responsibility for their actions, and provides the educational experience necessary to become allies in ending violence against women. In this three-day training, MSV will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement Men At Work. Join us in Atlanta for three days of transformation!

What You Will Receive

* Men At Work Instructors’ Manual
* Men At Work Students’ Manual
* Men At Work Facilitation Training
* Men At Work Curriculum Implementation Training

This training has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence for 20 FVIP hours.

Recommended Hotel

For your convenience, in terms of price and transportation, Men Stopping Violence recommends the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Atlanta-Emory University for your stay.

Training Cost
$495: Includes three-day training, a students’ manual, and an instructors’ manual. An $800 value!

Registration
Please contact Lee Giordano at 404.270.9894.

Connecting Intimate Partner Violence with Other Social Justice Movements: Working Toward Peace and Safety for All

September 12, 2017

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Workshop at GCFV Annual Conference –  1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The people we serve live complex lives. While our primary goal may be creating safety for someone being abused or holding someone accountable for being abusive, they may struggle to fully utilize our programs or reach their goals due other factors in their lives. These factors, such as poverty, homelessness, healthcare issues, and discrimination, are intertwined in our work with families experiencing violence. This workshop will explore the opportunities that could emerge by connecting the movement to end violence against women to other social change movements. Through large and small group discussion, we’ll explore challenges we face creating cross-movement collaborations and provide strategies for forming meaningful connection and partnerships with groups who share common values and goals with the domestic violence movement.

Confronting Collusion: Centering Safety in Family Violence Intervention Programs

In this training, participants will define collusion and describe group dynamics that confront collusive behavior, describe components of a classroom culture that supports men’s accountability and honest participation, and explore the importance of partnering with agencies serving women to increase accountability for men and build safer communities for women and girls.

Registration: Seating is limited. Priority will be given to approved FVIP facilitators in Georgia and FVIP facilitators in training in Georgia. Registration will not be complete until we receive a check from you in the correct amount owed ($25 for Georgia facilitators and facilitators in training, $50 for all others). We will not deposit the check unless your seat is secured. We will email you to confirm your registration upon receipt of your check. Register now.

CEUS: This training is approved by GCFV for 6 hours of FVIP CE.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: River Edge Behavioral Health, Training Room B
175 Emery Highway
Macon, GA 31217

Questions: Please contact Jenny Aszman at (404) 657-3412 or jenny.aszman@dcs.ga.gov

Men At Work Training – December 2017

Men At Work: Building Safe Communities is an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that explores male violence against women in an accessible manner, challenges men to take responsibility for their actions, and provides the educational experience necessary to become allies in ending violence against women. In this three-day training, MSV will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement Men At Work. Participants will receive one copy of the instructor curriculum and one copy of the student curriculum. Arrangements for additional copies can be made with Men Stopping Violence following the training.

Registration: Seating is limited. Priority will be given to approved FVIP facilitators in Georgia and FVIP facilitators in training in Georgia. Registration will not be complete until we receive a check from you in the correct amount owed ($200 for Georgia facilitators and facilitators in training, $350 for all others). We will not deposit the check unless your seat is secured. We will email you to confirm your registration upon receipt of your check. Register now.

CEUS: This training is approved by GCFV for 20 hours of FVIP CE.

Mon, 12/11/2017 (All day) to Wed, 12/13/2017 (All day)
Location:
NAMI Savannah
224 Stephenson Ave, Suite B
Savannah, GA 31406

 

Questions: Please contact us at (404) 657-3412 or jenny.aszman@dcs.ga.gov

Safe Families, Safe Communities – October 18th

Men Stopping Violence (MSV) organizes men to create safer communities for women and girls. For 34 years, we’ve partnered with faith communities across metro Atlanta to help accomplish our mission. In this time, we’ve learned that many victims of domestic violence feel safest disclosing that violence to others in their faith community. In addition, many men also turn to their faith communities for support in ending their abuse of family members. “Safe Families, Safe Communities: Equipping Clergy to Stop Domestic Violence,” is based on the reality that faith communities can play a central role in ending domestic violence. This event is designed to build stronger connections between Men Stopping Violence and clergy across metro Atlanta. A stronger relationship provides opportunities for faith communities to access the services MSV offers to men including our 24-week Men’s Education Program. At this event, we’ll cover a basic overview of domestic violence, explain why discussing and addressing domestic violence within your congregation is important, share resources for survivors and batterers, and talk about opportunities for collaboration with Men Stopping Violence to engage men in your congregation and support intervention and prevention needs.

Note: This initial event is geared toward Christian clergy and lay leaders.  Leaders of all faiths are welcome to attend and future trainings will be geared towards other faith communities.

This event will be held on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church (118 2nd Ave, Decatur, GA 30030).

Please contact Lee Giordano with questions or to RSVP by October 11th.