Domestic Violence: Inside the Minds of Men who Batter and the Women who Love Them

CEUs: 2

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This mandatory licensure course presents critical information for mental health professionals about domestic violence in an unusual and exciting learning format. The award-winning instructors (Matt McMillan, a former police officer, prosecutor and judge and Susan McMillan, a licensed mental health counselor and jury trial consultant), will engage the viewing audience by sharing their personal and professional experiences in a dynamic fashion, mixing didactic instruction, story-telling and interactive learning, in such a manner that the audience will come away with a new-found understanding regarding the myths and realities of domestic violence and how it affects us all.  You have never seen a presentation like this one before.

The content does not shy away from controversial questions such as:

  • What type of woman falls for a batterer?
  • What is she doing that is doing that is making him batter and what can she do to make him stop?
  • Why doesn’t she just leave?
  • Why doesn’t he just stop?
  • Aren’t women just as violence as men these days?
  • If the kids don’t see it, are they really domestic violence victims?
  • Won’t he change if he just quits drinking?
  • Red Flags for the Healthcare Provider
  • Are there really more dog shelters than battered women shelters?
  • What should I say to a battered woman?

See why students return again and again to hear Matt and Susan teach this fascinating course.

Florida: Required for initial licensure and every third renewal.

Outside Florida: Many other states require this course. Check with your Board.

Reviews

“Domestic Violence was excellent. I’ve attended many trainings on this subject, from State Prosecutors to Dr. Lenore Walker, and I still learned things in this training.”  ~Sam Kedeem, LMHC, Dade Co, FL

“I am fortunate to have taken this course from providers who are so knowledgeable! The valuable information was truly my favorite part, however, I thought the YouTube videos were an interesting component. It was helpful to have a personal story included and, overall, the presenters’ past professional experiences.”  ~Page Thanasiu, LMHC, Volusia Co, FL 

“I love the combination of a legal back ground and a mental health background. The entire section on Community Resources was especially helpful. Great course material! Clear and easy to understand.”  ~Eileen O’Connell, LCSW, Pinellas Co, FL

 

Course Description

This mandatory licensure course presents critical information for mental health professionals about domestic violence in an unusual and exciting learning format. The award-winning instructors (Matt McMillan, a former police officer, prosecutor and judge and Susan McMillan, a licensed mental health counselor and jury trial consultant), will engage the viewing audience by sharing their personal and professional experiences in a dynamic fashion, mixing didactic instruction, story-telling and interactive learning, in such a manner that the audience will come away with a new-found understanding regarding the myths and realities of domestic violence and how it affects us all.  You have never seen a presentation like this one before.

The content does not shy away from controversial questions such as:

  • What type of woman falls for a batterer?
  • What is she doing that is doing that is making him batter and what can she do to make him stop?
  • Why doesn’t she just leave?
  • Why doesn’t he just stop?
  • Aren’t women just as violence as men these days?
  • If the kids don’t see it, are they really domestic violence victims?
  • Won’t he change if he just quits drinking?
  • Red Flags for the Healthcare Provider
  • Are there really more dog shelters than battered women shelters?
  • What should I say to a battered woman?

See why students return again and again to hear Matt and Susan teach this fascinating course.

Florida: Required for initial licensure and every third renewal.

Outside Florida: Many other states require this course. Check with your Board.

Reviews

“Domestic Violence was excellent. I’ve attended many trainings on this subject, from State Prosecutors to Dr. Lenore Walker, and I still learned things in this training.”  ~Sam Kedeem, LMHC, Dade Co, FL

“I am fortunate to have taken this course from providers who are so knowledgeable! The valuable information was truly my favorite part, however, I thought the YouTube videos were an interesting component. It was helpful to have a personal story included and, overall, the presenters’ past professional experiences.”  ~Page Thanasiu, LMHC, Volusia Co, FL 

“I love the combination of a legal back ground and a mental health background. The entire section on Community Resources was especially helpful. Great course material! Clear and easy to understand.”  ~Eileen O’Connell, LCSW, Pinellas Co, FL

 

Course Objectives

By the end of the seminar, participants will:

  • Understand the belief systems and thought processes of men and women in battering relationships that enable both partners to rationalize abusive or destructive behavior.
  • Identify common tactics of men who batter and recognize warning signs of domestic violence in a treatment setting even when all family members deny its existence.
  • Describe the various treatment approaches for men who batter and understand which forms of treatment are most effective, which are least effective or even dangerous, and why as well as recognize when a referral to batterers intervention would be appropriate.
  • Recognize and understand the immediate and lasting effects of domestic violence on children, including the neurological changes caused by traumatic exposure.

Student Reviews

“This course was simple to understand and if done at a good pace, fast. I enjoyed that the instructors were able to share how important this topic is to them, and it was evident while reading the material their passion for it. Really enjoyed it and will plan on taking further domestic violence courses with them!”


~ Lyanne Soto-Ramos, Osceola County, FL


“Good job. The best course I have taken on this topic.”


~ Stuart Stuthers, LMHC, Desoto County, FL


“This course was phenomenal, thought-provoking, and enlightening.”


~ Tanya Thompson, LCSW, Duval County, FL


“Well informed, easy to understand, and cost effective. I definitely deepened my understanding of DV through this course.”


~ Jamie Greene, RMHCI, escambia County, FL


“Great course! I worked in Domestic Violence initially in my career for about 2 1/2 years and learned a lot about it; however, in taking this course, I was able to learn even more about it. The information in this course is so valuable and important that all healthcare providers should have to take it.”


~ Maura Pratt, LMHC, Bay County County, FL


“These two presenters were a hit! Matt and Susan McMillan were the most professional, efficient, interesting and helpful presenters I've come across in a long time --- and I took over twice as many CEU's as I needed, so I've had my share of boring presenters! They captured my interest from the first minute and kept it till the last! Excellent course. Thank you!”


~ Dr. Virginia Crist, Ph.D., LMFT, CST, LMFT, Palm Beach County, FL


“I chose this provider because of their expertise in this important subject. I can't think of anything that could have made this course more effective. My favorite part was the part about the effects on the children. Not usually covered in courses on domestic violence.”


~ Nancy Wolf, LMHC, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA County, FL


“Fantastic for seasoned professionals.”


~ Douglas Fowler, LMHC, LMHC and Clinical Supervisor, Lee County, FL


“Excellent work! Very happy with the product.”


~ Morgan Born-Aives, LMHC, Palm Beach County County, FL


“Thank You for a very informative program, especially giving me a better understanding of the "Batterers."”


~ Sidney Cary, LMHC, Oklaloosa County, FL


“Very well presented and organized with good use of media to supplement material.”


~ Mabel Rodriguez, Miami-Dade County, FL


“Affordable CEUs By McMillan and Wife was amazing for my learning style! The courses were provided in a "go-at-your-own-pace" style! This was perfect for me as a full-time working professional and mother! 10/10 recommend! I will be purchasing courses from © Affordable CEUs By McMillan and Wife in the near future and throughout my career!”


~ Brittany Davis, MA, NCC, MHP, Volusia County, FL


“The course was informative and interesting. The video and audio add in parts were very good....”


~ patricia hall, Orange County, FL


“Course provides real life situations and gives you strategies to deal with clients in battered situations.”


~ Sandra Obas, Registered Social Work Intern (Masters of Social Work), Miami-Dade County, FL


“Thank you for your excellent customer service and for responding to my needs almost immediately.”


~ Katherine Fernandez, Miami-Dade County, NJ


“Excellent. Best Course I have taken on DV.”


~ Christine Davico, Duval County, TN


“Incredibly effective. McMillan and Wife do an excellent job of providing interesting and informative courses — I would not change anything. ”


~ Aimee Perez, FL


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