MEND - 3 - Equip and Restore
This 2.5-hour CE program, co-sponsored by The Steve Frankel Group and The MEND Project, is part of a training curriculum for identifying and responding to emotional abuse, the common thread among all forms of relational abuse, double abuse and unconscious biases that contribute to original and double abuse dynamics. Program 3 covers 2 chapters of a 7-session comprehensive curriculum, which is designed for individuals and organizations who are responding to reported abuse, such as licensed therapists, counselors, educators, faith leaders, and other responders). This practical program will begin to equip you to recognize psychological abuse in clear and defining ways that provide a pathway to healing.
MEND Founder, Annette Oltmans – a high-demand speaker, educator, writer, qualitative researcher, empathic advocate, and survivor - will teach about covert emotional abuse and Double Abuse®. Annette Oltmans’ determination to fully understand what was happening within her own marriage catapulted her into several years of intense research, therapy, writing and healing. Her research and personal experience with abuse and her search for qualified therapists, informed pastors, and physicians who were qualified to identify the abuse and diagnose her CPTSD led her to founding MEND.
Co-Presenter David Hawkins, Ph.D., MSW is a clinical psychologist who has brought healing and restoration to thousands of marriages and individuals since he began his work in 1976. He is CEO/Founder of Marriage Recovery Center and the Clinical Director of Pacific Psychological Associates, a consortium of private practitioners. He specializes in developing programming and counseling strategies for helping couples in severe conflict due to narcissistic and emotional abuse. He is a certified sex offender treatment provider, domestic violence treatment provider, and board-certified forensic examiner. He is author of over 30 books, most recently, Why Marriage Counseling Fails. Dr. Hawkins will address queries and content specific aspects per postdoctoral education and training.
This Program covers the topics Equip and Restore which introduce how others help victims find their voice, show compassion, identify victims’ needs, the Post-Separation power and Control Wheel, Controlled Separation, and the Healing Model of Compassion. This program also describes the steps in the Accountability Model of Courage, helping registrants to interface with those who cause harm and more.
This program focuses on such topics as helping a victim find their voice to contribute to change, obstacles victims face, the post-separation control wheel. The Restore section covers such topics as what victims need, the Healing Model of Compassion, practicing empathy in connection, what offenders need, the Accountability Model of Courage, what happens when a victim is not ready to speak up, and when an abuser is not ready to accept accountability or take responsibility.
Goals and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the risk factors associated with an assessment for domestic homicide
- Discuss cultural and other issues causing victims to lose their voice
- Describe the steps from the Healing Model of Compassion for interfacing with victims
- Explain steps clinicians can use when interfacing with an abuser who denies the abuse
CE Approval Information
The Steve Frankel Group, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. This course is also approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for its licentiates' CE license renewal requirements.
The Steve Frankel Group, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of CE credit for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.