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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 six categories listed in Schoener’s typology of abuse.
-Name one reason females are more vulnerable to therapeutic sexual abuse according to Penfold.
-Explain some factors exploitative therapy relationships can contain.
-Explain what is “robotization”.
-Name the three phases a victim may experience once she realizes the truth about her abuse.
-Explain what is a key in working with a client who has been abused by a therapist.
- Explain what does the NASW Code state. The AAMFT, NBCC, and APA prohibit sexual relationship with former ’s for a period of two years.
-Name two types of therapist-patient relationships need to be balanced regarding supportive versus excessive therapeutic relationships.
-Explain who else can be included in a sexual harassment lawsuit besides the person harassed.
-Explain what is an example of a forceful cognitive intervention to use with a client’s self-defeating patterns, if used correctly will not violate the balance of power.
-Explain what behavior on the part of clients put therapists in a position of power and yet impedes the therapist in his or her task of assisting clients to transcend their limited notions of themselves.
-Explain what client probably expecting and why, when they enter your office and demands that you accommodate every one of his or her detailed requests before he or she will agree to work with you.

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