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PSY5434 Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Course Description

This course covers violence against children, intimate partners, and the elderly.  The following topics are addressed: the shared dynamics associated with violence; recognizing and assessing physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect; legal definitions of child, dependent adult, and elder abuse; legal reporting requirements and process; crisis intervention for victims, families, and abusers; cross-cultural concerns; self-of-therapeutic theories and interventions are examined.  This course satisfies the BBS requirement for persons who begin graduate studies on or after January 1, 2004 to complete 15 hours of coursework in domestic violence, and 7 hours of training in child abuse reporting for California licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.



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