ISU Departments of Social Work and Psychology and Hamilton Center, Inc. Present Fall 2006 Mental Health Conference on Marital Violence - September 14, 2006

Hamilton Center, Inc. in conjunction with Indiana State University’s Department of Social Work is hosting an Evidence Based Practice conference October 24, 2006 with registration from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.; conference 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference will be held in the Hulman Memorial Student Union on the campus of Indiana State University.

This presentation will provide an overview of the available data, providing a summary and integration of the findings and how they can inform your practice decisions. The presenter Dr. Amy Holtzworth-Munroe will review data on the basic facts of husband violence--How prevalent is husband violence among different groups? Should you be equally concerned about male and female violence? Do battered women stay with their husbands? What are the psychological consequences of husband violence for women and children? What do we know about martially violent men; what are the risk factors (e.g., biological, socio-demographic, psychological, interpersonal) for husband violence? What subtypes of violent husbands exist?

The presenter will then discuss intervention issues and how the available data can inform your treatment decisions-- How can you best assess for husband violence? How effective is arrest? How effective is therapy? Is it ever appropriate to offer conjoint couples treatment to violent couples and, if so, what should that treatment include? How does our understanding of subtypes influence your intervention decisions? What future treatment directions are being proposed and studied?

Attendance for the entire session and a completed evaluation form are necessary to receive continuing education credit. (6 CE Credit Hours, Category I, is approved for the following): L.S.W., L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., L.M.H.C. Psychologists, "IAAP” Endorsed Hours (Pending), Nurses (The Continuing Nursing Education Program of Indiana State University is nationally accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.) For further conference information contact: Peggy Weber via e-mail skweber@isugw.indstate.edu

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