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Clinicians who work in the field of domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence or domestic abuse, understand how confusing and controversial it can be. Practitioners who refer out or have limited knowledge and experience in this area may not understand the myths and misinformation that often impede treatment. Decades of research and clinical experience have uncovered information that has led to new interventions and improved professionals' abilities to address this difficult subject.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. David Wexler will debunk common myths surrounding domestic violence and share innovative approaches for treating both offenders and victims. Dr. Wexler is the executive director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute and has over 30 years of experience in the field of domestic violence. He will help attendees understand research that discredits four of the most common domestic violence myths, including:
Attendees will learn more about these myths as well as how to challenge them. Dr. Wexler will explain innovative treatment approaches and how clinicians can use reality-based perspectives to better serve offenders, victims, couples, and the children who experience domestic violence.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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David B. Wexler, PhD is a clinical psychologist in San Diego who specializes in the treatment of relationships in conflict. Dr. Wexler is the executive director of the non-profit Relationship Training Institute, which provides education and treatment internationally for relationship development as well as the prevention and treatment of relationship violence. He has served twice as the Clinical and Administrative Supervisor for the NIMH-sponsored research study of domestic violence in the Navy.
Dr. Wexler has authored the internationally-recognized domestic violence treatment manual: the newly revised and updated The STOP Program—Third Edition. He has also trained thousands of community professionals, military personnel, and law enforcement officials through extensive seminars on The STOP Program model. Dr. Wexler’s other publications include:
Dr. Wexler is also the former Chairman of the Treatment & Intervention Committee of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Treatment by this Council. The California Psychological Association has also designated him as a Master Lecturer and he received CPA’s Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award. Dr. Wexler recently received the prestigious award of Practitioner of the Year from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Wexler has been featured on Dr. Phil and the TODAY show, as well as in the Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, “O” magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Men’s Health. Psychotherapy Networker Magazine featured his article about men in therapy in their May/June 2010 issue.
For more information about Dr. Wexler and his work, please visit www.rtiprojects.org.
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