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Most Therapists Need Training in Domestic Violence  

Author:  Joan Zorza, Esq..

Source: Volume 01, Number 06, August/September 1996 , pp.1-3(3)

Domestic Violence Report

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Although most people within and outside of the medical profession assume that therapists are trained in domestic violence matters, the reality is that “there is a tendency for abuse to remain undetected by poorly trained clinicians in screening, assessment, and even in long–term therapy.” Even today’s training programs provide inadequate education and supervisory experience to train psychotherapists in abuse issues, with the result that new graduates, as well as more senior mental health professionals, often lack adequate training in how to develop adequate treatment plans.

Keywords: misinformation from batterers

Affiliations:  1: Editor, Domestic Violence Report.

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