South Region Luncheon (1.5 CEUs available)
Presented by Richard Ferry, LMFT
This presentation will provide a contemporary view of domestic violence to the SCV-CAMFT community. The purpose is to help attendees recognize the many subtle and overt forms that domestic violence takes, and to recognize and understand the underlying, internal processes of domestic violence perpetrators and victims. Common misconceptions will be dispelled. The presentation will address the deficits in ego functioning among perpetrators. It will also address the effects of the perpetrator’s repeated forceful efforts to subvert the victim’s autonomy and to invade and contaminate her thought processes. The effects on children in these families will be briefly discussed.
The presentation will explore the dissimilar processes of recovery for perpetrators and victims. Risks and dangers will be discussed. Recommendations for appropriate treatment of this high-risk population will be offered. Assuming the attendees have a general familiarity with this issue, the presentation will move quickly and not devote much time to incidence or demographic statistics.
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
- Name four commonly held mistaken beliefs about this population;
- Identify two defense mechanisms used for different purposes by both perpetrators and victims of domestic violence;
- Identify the three unconscious affects that drive much of perpetrator violence;
- Describe one appropriate treatment method and one inappropriate treatment method for this population;
- List two ways well-intentioned therapists can inadvertently exacerbate danger.
About the Presenter:
Since 1981, Richard Ferry, MS, LMFT has provided psychotherapy to hundreds of domestic violence perpetrators and victims, and since 1992 provided expert witness assessments and testimonies in more than 150 criminal or family law cases. He completed his Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State in 1978 and was licensed in 1979. From 1977 to 1981, he did crisis intervention with teenagers and families in East San Jose for the Alum Rock Counseling Center. In 1981, he was hired by the Mid-Peninsula Support Network to implement their Men’s Counseling Program and worked there until going into private practice in 1984. He also provides treatment to adults who were battered, neglected or molested during childhood, and to men struggling with a wide range of men’s issues.
Program Schedule and Outline:
11:15am Registration opens and lunch is served
11:45am Introductions and announcements
12:00pm Presentation begins
- What is Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence?
- Common Misconceptions
- Typologies of Domestic Violence
- Current and Continuing Effects on Victim
- Effects on children
- Treatment for Battered Women
- Safety Planning
- Treatment for Batterers
- A FEW Important Sections of Family Law and Criminal Law
- Effects on Therapists
- Closing, Take Questions
VIGNETTES will be scattered throughout the presentation
PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, OCTOBER 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 2 weeks 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.