Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Medication for chronic pain is addictive; therefore, the treatment of individuals with both substance abuse disorders and pain presents particular challenges. This course is based on a document from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery from Substances Use Disorders: A Treatment Improvement Protocol (SAMHSA Tip 54). Intended for all healthcare providers, thi...
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Psychotherapy Practice Tips, Part 2

This course addresses a variety of brief clinical topics in the form of 14 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: Tips on documenting disabilities for college Refugee children of war-torn lands need help Psychological testing: a look back; a look ahead Hearing loss always psychologically significant Introducing the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) Jails are nation’s largest institutions for mentally ill Songs as adjuncts to psychotherapy Post...
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Psychotherapy Practice Tips, Part 1

This course addresses a variety of brief clinical topics in the form of 15 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: Anger, violence and radical ideologies: mental illness or different beliefs? Psychopathy important to understand in clinical practice Is marijuana an appropriate treatment for ADD/ADHD? Internet pornography addiction cause discomfort to some therapists Talking to lifers, dilemmas and opportunities Are mad and genius peas in the same pod? Mad an...
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DSM-5: The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide

This CE test is based on the book "The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5®” (2013, 272 pages), a critical review that explores all revisions to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual and shows clinicians how they can best apply the strong points and shortcomings of psychiatry's most contentious resource. The book uses evidence-based critiques and new research to point out where DSM-5 is right, where it is wrong, and where the jury is still out. The author tackles...
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AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

This CE test is based on the book “AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities” (2012 | 384 pages). With more children and young adults with severe disabilities in today's general education classrooms, SLPs, OTs, PTs, educators, and other professionals in school settings must be ready to support their students' communication skills with effective AAC. This text provides proven strategies from top AAC experts to help readers establish a beginning functional communica...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of children identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, students with mild to moderate symptoms of ASD remain an underidentified and underserved population in our schools. The DSM-5 conceptualizations of autism require professionals to update their knowledge about the spectrum. In addition, school professionals should be prepared to...
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10 Reasons Not to Worry (Too Much) About Malpractice Claims

This course will enable therapists to become clear about the legal definition of malpractice and what it means for them. Using the data available and the opinions of experts – researchers, clinicians, and especially plaintiffs’ attorneys – the author presents ten reasons why the risk of a malpractice claim and its consequences are really not very high. Interspersed throughout are ethical points and risk management tips that enable therapists to adhere to very high standards of care, whic...
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This introductory course, from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), gives a brief update on the various facets of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It details the core symptoms, including behavioral manifestations of each, notes what is known about its causes, and lists the components of a comprehensive diagnostic protocol. It also describes a multifaceted treatment approach that includes combined medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy. The course includes ...
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Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

This CE test is based on the book "Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families" (2012, 304 pages). This text includes the work of many researchers and practitioners from music therapy and related disciplines brought together to provide a comprehensive overview of music therapy practice with young children who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The authors present an overview of ASD including core characteristi...
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Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine" (2013, 336 pages). In his new book, Dr. Paul A. Offit takes on the vitamin and herbal supplements industry and alternative medicine of all kinds. He offers an impassioned and meticulously researched exposé of this industry. Dr. Offit reviews scientific studies and g...
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Suicide & Psychological Pain: Prevention that Works

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Suicide & Psychological Pain: Prevention that Works" (2012, 147 pages). Jack Klott, using case studies taken from his 45-year-career as a suicidologist, brings to life the ideas, theories and concepts surrounding suicide and self-mutilation including risk factors, assessment, and treatment components. He presents information about which p...
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Therapy with Coerced and Reluctant Clients

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Therapy with Coerced and Reluctant Clients" (2010, 233 pages). In this book, Brodsky examines the difficulties faced by therapists who work with involuntary clients including those who come to therapy through the judicial system. He addresses the challenges faced when working with reluctant clients including problem employees and teenager...
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MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement presentation portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential accomplishments. MyCred Portfolios serve to educate, influence, and inspire an individual’s viewing audience leading to stronger professional relationships and positive outcomes. MyCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education ...
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Ethics & Risk Management: Expert Tips V

This course addresses a variety of ethics and risk management topics in the form of 14 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Topics include: (1) Is it kosher for a psychotherapist to serve as an expert witness? (2) Weighing patient’s rights against psychologist’s rights (3) Techno breaches could cost practitioners big bucks (4) Custody cases require special training (5) Too many rules – Risk Management (6) Pay me now, pay me later (7) Business of Practice and Ethics (8) Not a...
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Interviewing Clients across Cultures

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "Interviewing Clients across Cultures: A Practioner's Guide" (2008, 334 pages), which provides a solid consideration and analysis of relevant cultural competency issues. Topics include a multicultural framework, preparing for interviews, biases and unbiased observing, boundary issues, building rapport and conveying respect, nonverbal communication, language co...
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The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain" (2010, 460 pages), which provides an account of the scientific basis of psychotherapy, based on the newest revelations of neuroscience. Beginning with a neurological analysis of Freud's theories, the author describes the functioning of the neurons and neural networks that comprise the biological bas...
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Helping Children Learn to Listen

Parents, teachers, and other adults often complain that their children do not listen to them. In fact, failure to listen is a common occurrence among all children, at least some of the time. When it becomes a chronic condition, that is, when a child rarely or never listens to adults, it becomes clinically worrisome because the safety and well-being of the child can be at risk. The failure to develop good listening skills is also a threat to a child’s learning processes. It is difficult to co...
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Children’s Exposure to Violence

This course, which includes two CDC bulletins, discusses the findings of the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), the most comprehensive nationwide survey of the incidence and prevalence of children’s exposure to violence to date, sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey confirms the alarming statistic that most of our society’s children are exp...
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The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century

This a test only course based on Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century (click link to download free public-access document) published by the American Psychological Association in 2012 (124 pages). Psychologists and other psychotherapists are, and increasingly will be, serving immigrant adults and their children in a variety of settings, including schools, community centers, clinics, and hospitals, and thus should be aware of this complex demographic transformation and co...
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Ethics and Social Media

Ethics and Social Media is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the use of Social Networking Services (SNS) on both our personal and professional lives. Is it useful or appropriate (or ethical or therapeutic) for a therapist and a client to share the kinds of information that are routinely posted on SNS like Facebook, Twitter, and others? How are psychotherapists to handle “Friending” requests from clients? What are the threats to confidentiality and therapeutic b...
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Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond

This course explains the basics of celiac disease from the prevalence and pathophysiology of celiac disease to the diagnosis and management of celiac disease. It also goes beyond the basics by including the dietary treatment of celiac disease from a registered dietitian’s perspective by outlining the steps of the nutrition care process from assessment to monitoring and evaluation. Two case studies are included to assist the health professional in understanding the patient’s perspective fro...
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The Heart and Soul of Change, 2nd Ed

This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "The Heart and Soul of Change (2nd Edition): Delivering What Works in Therapy” (2009, 455 pages). How does psychotherapy work? As research on psychotherapy has accumulated, it has become increasingly clear that common factors like the therapeutic alliance constitute the primary mechanisms for change. This text reviews the empirical research literature, distills the comm...
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Treating Explosive Kids

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach” (2006, 246 pages). This book provides a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant...
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The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health” (2007, 387 pages). Lifestyle changes, including diet, nutrition, exercise, yoga, and meditation, have been proven in research to have multiple beneficial effects on health, including preventing and reversing heart disease, reducing cholesterol, lowering ...
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The Healing Power of Emotion

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book “The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice” (2009, 349 pages). In it, leading neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, therapy researchers, and clinicians illuminate how to regulate emotion in a healthy way. A variety of emotions, both positive and negative, are examined in detail, drawi...
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Spiritual Care Handbook on PTSD/TBI

With the wars in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq, a new generation of military veterans has arrived home, requiring appropriate and sensitive pastoral care. This course is based on a handbook written for the Department of the Navy by The Rev. Brian Hughes and The Rev. George Handzo, entitled Spiritual Care Handbook on PTSD/TBI: The Handbook on Best Practices for the Provision of Spiritual Care to Persons with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. This manual begins...
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The Heart of Being Helpful

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "The Heart of Being Helpful" (2006, 179 pages). Based on Dr. Peter Breggin's more than 30 years of clinical experience as a psychiatrist and a therapist, this book illustrates the importance of developing a therapeutic bond – or healing presence – between helping professionals and their clients. The author provides useful vignettes, case studies, and perso...
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Reading the Room

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders" (2012 | 425 pages). This course aims to enrich psychologists, consultants, coaches, therapists, leaders, and all professionals’ understanding of communication within their teams through the use of structural dynamics theory. The course will offer a background in structural dynam...
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Autism: The New Spectrum of Diagnostics, Treatment & Nutrition

The purpose of this course is to trace the history of the diagnostic concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), culminating in the revised criteria of the 2013 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, with specific focus on the shift from five subtypes to a single spectrum diagnosis. It also aims to provide epidemiological prevalence estimates, identify factors that may play a role in causing ASD, and outline assessment and diagnostic processes – along...
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Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, 7th Ed

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is based on the book "Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists, 7th Ed." (2013, 369 pages), a highly readable text that has become the go-to resource for thousands of mental health clinicians seeking a reliable and easy-to-reference resource detailing the indications, contraindications, and side effects of psychopharmaceuticals. Organized by diso...
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Adolescent-Adult Discrepancies on the Eating Disorder Examination: A Function of Developmental Stage or Severity of Illness?: Volume 44, Issue 6

This article exams, across studies, the observation that adolescents score lower on measures of eating disorder pathology than adults. It has been unclear whether such findings reflect discrepancies inherent to site/study or true developmental differences. The aim of this study was to determine whether age predicts subscale and diagnostic scores of the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) in adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa (AN) admitted to a single research center within the same per...
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Adolescent Sleep Needs and Patterns: Research and Resource Guide

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge regarding adolescent sleep patterns, needs, and risks. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This report presents risks associated with problem sleepiness, and discusses specific sleep-related concerns for teens. The resource guide offers...
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Addressing the Needs of Young Children in Child Welfare: Part C: Early Intervention Services

This course is based upon a bulletin for professionals that provides examples of lessons learned by child welfare administrators and practitioners in accessing early intervention services for children and families identified by the child welfare system. While policies and practices vary from state to state, this bulletin explains the overall importance to child welfare of the Part C Early Intervention Program and offers potential strategies to address barriers. Contact information for state an...
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Addressing the Needs of Women in Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Jail Diversion Programs

In the past 15 years, the number of women in the criminal justice system has increased 273 percent. Many of these women have multiple problems, including high rates of mental health and substance abuse problems, child rearing and parenting difficulties, health problems, and histories of violence, sexual abuse and resultant trauma. This publication highlights the Phoenix Project in Wicomico County, Maryland—a jail diversion program that focuses on the specific needs of women with severe menta...
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Addressing Student Problem Behaviors: An IEP Team's Introduction

The material for this course was written by professional IEP Team members in order to introduce and describe the concepts of functional behavioral assessment and behavior intervention plans. A combination of techniques is presented that will assist those involved in IEP work and functional assessment/intervention plans.
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Addressing Socio-Emotional Development and Infant Mental Health in Early Childhood Systems: Executive Summary

The course focuses on the social and emotional health and well-being of young children age 0-3. Policy recommendations and strategies for implementation, definitions of “infant mental health”, and frameworks for infant mental health services development are issues reviewed.
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Addressing Histories of Trauma and Victimization Through Treatment

Women in jail have often been the victims of physical or sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood. Consistent with the finding that most women with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders have histories of abuse, trauma histories can be considered the norm among women with co-occurring disorders in jail. This publication focuses on addressing histories of trauma and victimization through treatment.
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The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the addictive personality and the process of addiction. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. The Addictive Personality has helped people understand the process of addiction. It brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of...
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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide

This course contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms.
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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide

This course contains information, ideas, and strategies that people from all over the country have found to be helpful in relieving and preventing troubling feelings and symptoms.
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Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

This course adapts acceptance and commitment therapy principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. It teaches how to accept angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, one learns how to watch their anger without identifying with it. Value-ident...
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Act on Life Not on Anger: The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger

This course adapts acceptance and commitment therapy principles to dealing with anger. It teaches readers how to change their relationship to anger by accepting rather than resisting angry feelings and learning to make values-based responses to provocation. It teaches how to accept angry feelings as they occur, without struggling to alter or impede them in any way. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, one learns how to watch their anger without identifying with it. Value-ident...
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A - Non Ethics Template (not for publish.)

This course highlights promising race-neutral strategies and sets out information for educational institutions that are considering what best suits their circumstances based on their goals. Diversity, cultural awareness, civil rights, and educational policies are all topics covered in this course.
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ACT 101: The ACT Point of View, Theory of Language, and Basic Interventions.

This course is based on a series of web recordings covering the basics of Acceptance and Commitment Training and Therapy (ACT). Learners can watch individual chapters about the ACT point of view, theory of language and cognition, and then basic interventions based on the theory of language. The interventions presented are appropriate for a wide variety of contexts such as work, school and the clinic. The purpose of the course is to give learners grounding in the “back stage” topics of the ...
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Achieving Diversity: Race-Neutral Alternatives in American Education

This course highlights promising race-neutral strategies and sets out information for educational institutions that are considering what best suits their circumstances based on their goals. Diversity, cultural awareness, civil rights, and educational policies are all topics covered in this course.
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Accountability for Change: Solution-Focused Treatment with Domestic Violence Offenders

In this article, the authors discuss and evaluate a solution-focused treatment program for domestic violence offenders. Building on a strengths perspective, a solution-focused approach holds a person accountable for solutions instead of focusing on problems. The outcome study was a 1-group pre- and posttest design with a 6-month follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution-focused group treatment program for 90 domestic violence offenders who were ordered by the court to receive treat...
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods i...
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Acamprosate in the Treatment Of Binge Eating Disorder: A placebo-controlled trial: International Journal of Eating Disorders; Volume 44, Issue 1

Objective: To assess preliminarily the effectiveness of acamprosate in binge eating disorder (BED). Method: In this 10-week, randomized, placebo-controlled, flexible dose trial, 40 outpatients with BED received acamprosate (N = 20) or placebo (N=20). The primary outcome measure was binge eating episode frequency. Results: While acamprosate was not associated with a significantly greater rate of reduction in binge eating episode frequency or any other measure in the primary longitudinal ana...
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ACA Code of Ethics: American Counseling Association

The ACA Code of Ethics provides information for counselors regarding all facets of the counseling profession and the ethical practice thereof. The ACA Code of Ethics serves as a point of reference and professional benchmarking when facing ethical dilemmas and daily practice scenarios. This course educates the counselor on ethics and tests the counselor’s proficiency in the ethics of the counseling profession.
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The Abusive Personality: Violence and control in intimate relationships

This book demonstrates that intimate partner abuse by men is more than just a learned pattern of behavior—it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author’s research with more thana 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. The volume concludes with a discussion of clinical outcomes, and a detailed pra...
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