This 2.0-hour CE program, co-sponsored by The Steve Frankel Group and The MEND Project, is a part of a training curriculum for identifying and responding to emotional abuse, the common thread among all forms of relational abuse, and double abuse and identifying unconscious biases that contribute to original and double abuse dynamics. Program 2 covers 1 chapter 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 training covers the topic Educate and includes -
Focusing on understanding The Terms of Abuse, the Statistics of Abuse, Double Abuse and how it sustains original abuse, defining Covert Emotional Abuse more deeply through the Maze of Confusion, The Iceberg Analogy of Abuse, and The Four Pillars of Abuse. This program additionally covers couples therapy and discusses why it is strictly contraindicated when psychological abuse is happening within the relationship.