Remembering Tarasoff: Elevated Risk Markers and Their Implications 4CEUs

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2275 Morello Avenue

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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Remembering Tarasoff…

Are you aware of the current trends in a therapist’s duty to protect potential victims of domestic violence? Do you possess the clinical skills to assist clients who are at an elevated risk for domestic violence? … Because a therapist must intervene when a life is threatened.

Our instructor is an LMFT, former police officer and was actually involved in the Tarasoff Homicide. His experience brings a unique perspective to this workshop. He will focus on offender typologies, elevated risk behavioral markers and implications for therapy. This workshop will provide clinicians with an understanding of offender behavioral markers that pose elevated risk to domestic violence victim-clients. It will also include a personal recounting of the Tarasoff case and other domestic violence homicides. He will share different clinical approaches and thoughts on protection of victim-clients, a synopsis of research related to offender typologies and their behaviors, current trends regarding protection of client-victims; and an introduction to some risk assessment instruments.

Education Goals: Participants will be able to …

  1. Gain an understanding of the clinical significance of elevated risk markers
  2. Comprehend best practice ideas for working with elevated risk client-victims.
  3. Apply various clinical approaches in order to assist and protect victim-clients.
  4. Comprehend a synopsis of research related to offender typologies and their behaviors as well as current trends regarding protection of client-victims

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify, in a clinical setting, domestic violence client-victims who are at elevated risk of lethality or Great Bodily Injury (G.B.I.)
  2. Identify 3 categories of elevated risk offender typologies, including offenders with behavioral markers associated with psychopathy; other forms of mental illness; and substance abuse.
  3. Enumerate at least 10 behavioral markers associated with elevated risk to victim-clients.
  4. Understand the symbolic and psychological correlation of identified behavioral markers and elevated risk.
  5. Correlate the identified elevated risk behavioral markers with behaviors of those exhibited in the Tarasoff, and other domestic violence homicides.
  6. Become familiar with Risk Assessment Instruments, including the ODARA model; the Jacquelyn Campbell Danger Assessment; and the questionnaire used by Children and Family Services, Contra Costa County.
  7. Be able to recite at least 7 components of elevated risk safety planning that can assist the victim-client in a clinical setting.
  8. Understand trends in case law that are affecting clinical practitioners who are working with domestic violence victims.

WHO IS OUR INSTRUCTOR?

Steve Gray M.S., LMFT dba Steve Gray Consulting and Training

Steve is a clinician, consultant and instructor specializing in domestic and family violence dynamics. His psychotherapy practice focuses on trauma, family violence, and familial alcoholism as well as the clinical treatment of crime victims, military personnel, police officers and other first responders. He was formerly on the adjunct faculty at Las Positas College, and guest lectured at St. Mary’s College and California State University on domestic violence lethality and risk assessment. He served as a police officer for 30 years and was involved in the Tarasoff case. For the past 19 years he has worked with Children and Family Services in Contra Costa County as a consultant on domestic violence cases. In addition, Steve works as a clinician at Hope Counseling Services.

Course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credits for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend? Any medical or mental health professional interested in learning the latest information on these critical issues is welcome to attend.

Cost: $60 for those receiving CE credits, $50 for non-CE attendees. After August 15th, $75 for CE credits and $65 for non-CE attendees.

Refund and Cancelation Policy: Refund requests must be submitted in writing to counselingcenter@hopecenter.cc no later than 2 weeks prior to the event. A $25 administration fee will be applied. The refund will be mailed out within 30 days of the request. Requests made less than 2 weeks prior to the event will not be processed.

Accommodations: To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at counselingcenter@hopecenter.cc

Grievances: We make every effort to treat all attendees fairly. We realize unforeseen issues may arise. If they do, please notify staff immediately. To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance, please email counselingcenter@hopecenter.cc or call 925-689-2382.

Certificates: Course Completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.

Hope Counseling Services, Shelley Galvan LMFT, Director, provider 142861 is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s. Shelley Galvan maintains responsibility for the program and all it contains.



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