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Domestic Abuse

  • 2018-10-26
  • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95008


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Meal not included. CEUs are an additional $7. Join SCV-CAMFT for discounts on events.
  • Includes buffet luncheon. CEUs are an additional $7. Join SCV-CAMFT for discounts on events.


South Region Luncheon
presented by Richard Ferry, LMFT

Richard Ferry, LMFT has been providing psychotherapy to perpetrators and victims since 1981, and providing expert witness testimonies and assessments in criminal and family law cases since 1992.

Topics to be covered:

  • Why we no longer use the term “Battered Woman Syndrome”
  • Common Misconceptions
  • Interpersonal and internal dimensions of Power and Control
  • Traumatic Bonding
  • Coercive Control
  • Batterer Typologies
  • A model of coercion from recorded jailhouse conversations
  • Separation Homicide
  • Similarities and Differences among battered women
  • Toxic Hope and the cognitive processes of staying or leaving
  • Treatment Considerations for Batterers
  • Treatment Considerations for Battered Women;

Richard will discuss internal states of both perpetrator and victim at different stages of the relationship.

PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, Oct. 22. Registration and payments must be received by the Monday before the event to guarantee lunch. Reservations will be held until noon. "Walk-ins" are welcome at a higher rate ($33 members / $40 non-members), however lunch and seating is not guaranteed.. Register online with MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal, or check (payable to SCV-CAMFT). Your check must be received by the Monday prior to the event. Mail checks to SCV-CAMFT, P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Please allow 10 days for delivery. Continuing Education: SCV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs (CAMFT CE Provider #052466). SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science. This presentation is suitable for all clinical levels. Certificates: To obtain your certificate, you must sign-in and sign-out at the event and complete a program evaluation. These are CAMFT requirements. You will be emailed a link to the evaluation within a week after the event. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will have access to the certificate. You must add your name and license number to make it official. This link will be active for 2 weeks after the email is sent. Audits: You can audit as a member for $10 and $15 for a non-member. Auditing does NOT include a meal or CEU credit. You can add CEUs when you register for an additional fee. For those auditing, the presentation begins at noon. Cancellations: Refunds will be issued using the same method as payment, if a request for cancellation is received by the Monday before the event. No refunds will be issued if a request for cancellation is received after the Monday before the event. To cancel, please send an email to mail@scv-camft.org or call the chapter voicemail at 408-235-0210. Refunds will be issued within ten (10) business days. Accommodations for Disability: The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at mail@scv-camft.org or 408-235-0210. Requests must be made one week in advance. Chapter Board Meetings are generally held prior to the chapter’s monthly luncheons, at the same location, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Members are welcome to attend by notifying a board member. Grievance Policy: Any concern or grievance can be put in writing and emailed to mail@scv-camft.org.

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