Northwest Association of Domestic Violence Treatment Professionals Presents
Friday, August 24, 2012
9:00am Opening Ceremonies
9:30-11:30am Keynote: Eric Mankowski, Ph.D.: Better Practice in Batterer Intervention: What Does Research Tell Us?
Scope: Batterer intervention programs increasingly are challenged by state standards and the demand for evidence-based practices. This presentation will review current research in the field with the aim of identifying what we know, what we don’t yet know, and the implications for program practice and standards
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch/Networking
1:00-2:30pm Follow-up with Eric Mankowski
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Breakout Sessions
A. Curtis St. Denis, M.A.: Innovations in Working with Criminally-Oriented DV Offenders
B. Debbie Tomasovic, M.Ed., LMFT : Compassionate Confrontation: Effective use of our power as agents of change
C. Phil Griffin, M.S., M.A. LMHC: Mental Disorders and Family Violence: current research with some case studies, and an emphasis on early detection and referral for preliminary or concurrent MH/DV treatment
4:30pm – 4:45pm Break
4:45-6:00pm Breakout Sessions
A. Robert Johnson, M.Ed., LMHC: Building Group Culture: Getting Buy-in, and Treating the Resistant Client: Facilitating resistant client’s transition from “I don’t want to be here!” to “I am appreciative of what I am learning” can mean the difference between a client successfully completing treatment or dropping out. This workshop will explore methods to hold clients accountable all the while increasing the likelihood they will see benefit to treatment.
B. Steven Pepping, M.A., CDP: Domestic Violence Treatment in the Native Community. How the Native Community is impacted by violence, alcohol/drug problems, and multiple generations of trauma. Providing culturally relevant treatment for the Native Community.
7:30pm Drum Circle
Saturday, August 25, 2012
9:30-11:30am Keynote: Chris Huffine, Psy.D.: The Wisdom of Experience: Using Facilitated Discussion as a Compliment to Evidence Based Practice
When a field is young or under researched, as is the case with batterer intervention, there is limited empirical research to do true evidence based practice. This is also true when new and innovative techniques are being developed. Facilitated dialogue is a compliment to evidence based practice in which a group of experienced individuals discuss a topic or issue or technique. The goal of such a discussion is not necessarily consensus but to develop a more complex and nuanced understanding of the issue to help inform, improve, and evolve current practices. This presentation will outline how a facilitated discussion works and will then practice it with the group in attendance.
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch/Networking
1:00 – 2:30pm Follow-up with Chris Huffine
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Breakouts
A. Jim Follman, Ph.D. (candidate): Bullying in the Schools
B. Diana Groener, M.A.: Sex: the elephant in the room
This workshop will help domestic violence treatment providers learn new ways of discussing sexual issues with their men’s groups. Topics include sexual abuse, porn use, and definitions of healthy sexuality.
C. Leyla Welkin, Ph.D.: The Global Effort to Eliminate Domestic Violence: Why we need a global cross-cultural network to develop and share best practices. Family and sexual violence have always been global problems; we are now beginning to see an effort on a global scale to collaborate for their elimination. The efforts of governments and international bodies, along with networks of legal and treatment professionals in the field are beginning to coalesce into a collaborative network. Finding the best solutions to global scale problems is most likely to grow out of a coordinated combination of local and global efforts.
4:30pm Awards and Closing Ceremonies
Eric Mankowski, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Portland State University and member of the Oregon Batterer Intervention Program Standards Advisory Committee and the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. He speaks locally, nationally, and internationally on community-based programs for men and boys to develop non-abusive relationships and authentic masculinity. His latest research on intimate partner violence includes the articles “How batterer intervention programs work: Participant and facilitator accounts of processes of change” and “Dimensions of support among abused women in the workplace”. At Portland State University, he teaches courses on the psychology of men and masculinities, domestic violence intervention systems, and group dynamics and has received multiple awards for teaching and research excellence.
Chris Huffine, PhD, licensed psychologist, has worked with abusive men for the past 20 years. He is the clinical director of Allies in Change Counseling Center in Portland, Oregon. Prior to founding that agency in 2004 he worked for 12 years at Men’s Resource Center. During his career he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and dozens of female and male victims of abuse. He is an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence. He regularly speaks publicly and offers trainings on a variety of issues related to domestic violence. He is a member of the advisory group to the Oregon state attorney general to monitor standards for batterer intervention programs and of the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. In addition to his domestic violence work, he does individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of other issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions.
Leyla Welkin, PhD, is a clinical cross-cultural psychologist who has been conducting research, consulting and training for four years in Turkey after working in the Pacific Northwest for more than twenty-five years. She has worked with organizations addressing family and sexual violence in the United States, Turkey and the United Kingdom. She is eager to support the development of the global level response to this problem, and share information about best practices worldwide.
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