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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 the three types of dreams that can be experienced by sexually abused clients.
-Name one technique to externalize internalized self-blaming attitudes.
-Name one step of the Positive Retrospection exercise.
-Name one technique used with a sexually abused client who is in the grieving process.
-Name one interpretation of a client repeatedly assembling and reassembling the same object; changing game rules; and regressively drinking from a baby bottle.
-Explain an exercise you might consider using to facilitate your abused client to more clearly recognizing his or her family's attitudes.
-Name the four key factors involved in false memory generation regarding sexual abuse.
-Explain an important piece of the subsequent therapeutic work with Tony.
-Explain how male victims experience their abuse from a different world view and self-view than females do.
-Explain the basis for the statement that "the correct assignment of blame is pivotal".
-Explain what the result will be for a survivor, experiencing an untreated traumatic neurosis, who avoids stimuli that provokes memories of her own abuse.
-Explain what effective abuse-related therapy capitalizes upon.
-Name what two journeys the therapist contrasts in leading the client to tell the thriver story.
-Explain the similarities in the four types of confrontation.
-Explain why many survivors experience self-blame contrary to the belief that they believe they instigated the abuse or enjoyed the experience.
-Explain a possible result of reframing.
-Explain who is most likely to experience somatic complaints following sexual abuse.
-Explain some maladaptive or unhelpful beliefs and attribution as they are related to abusive events.


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