Jun 30, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CNSL 625 - Domestic Violence: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Family Treatment


Credit(s): 3
3 semester hours
Cross-listed With: PSYN 625 
This course will focus on several different forms of family and intimate relationship violence. It will examine the historical and psychological roots of family violence, theoretical models and attention will be given to issues of definition and conceptualization. Among the areas covered are child neglect, physical, psychological and sexual abuse, as well as spouse abuse, dating violence and elder abuse. Attention will be given to cross cultural issues in defining and studying family violence and abuse. Prevalence, contributing factors and societal and gender views on domestic violence are discussed. Counseling programs and resources for the abused individual and treatment strategies for the abuser are considered from a cognitive behavioral approach.



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