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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name two results of an abusive controlling relationship.
-Explain from which examples are the "instant-replay syndrome" and "guilt trip strategy".
-Name three tactics the controlling abusive partner may use to establish and maintain his power-base in the relationship.
-Name one application of the Cold-Weather Analogy.
-Explain the benefit for your client can attain in Jekyll-and–Hyde reframing.
-Name ten patterns of specific behavior related to brainwashing as outlined by Biderman.
-Name three Connect-the-Dot perspectives.
-Name five urban legends or myths regarding solutions to abuse by the “Great Catch.”
-Explain the key words to use to recall the B-A-D questions in a session with a client to reconstruct the reality of self-blame experienced by your client.
-Explain how the victim of the abuse rationalizes that her "Great Catch" will magically stop saying hurtful things once he understands about her In "Communication Magic".
-Name the two types of entries on the Client Worksheet in “Dispute Listing”.
-Name two other types of delusions n addition to delusions of the Jealous Type.
-Name the two distinct reputations a Controller may have.
-Explain what makes an adolescent trapped in a controlling relationship a lethal situation.
-Explain how do we filter meanings.
-Explain some relationship Inner Rules your client may have.
-Explain the kinds of speech patterns do some clients use that result in loss of power.
-Explain a strategy you might use with a client who feels they are not being understood by his or her significant other.
-Explain the options limits for some clients.
-Explain why do many clients seek to avoid reaching out building new relationships.
-Explain why clients who are out of the controlling relationship have a useful attributes, but they are unable to gain access to them.
-Explain examples of useful skills that can be gained from going through a controlling relationship.


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."