What Every Psychologist Should Know About The Link Between Animal Abuse And Family Violence

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Workshop presented by Dr. Mary Lou Randour & Dr. Maya Gupta

*IN-PERSON*

Sponsored by Chuck Jung Associates

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2019
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4)

Registration Deadline: April 8, 2019

After April 8, 2019 you can still register by calling BCPA at 604-730-0501.

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About the Workshop:

DSM-5 (a) avoids defining addiction (referring only to
the generic “Substance Use Disorders”), (b) includes the
following degrees of such disorders — mild, moderate, and
severe, (c) expands the “addiction” umbrella for the first time
to include non-substance (behavioral) addictions, beginning
with gambling, (d) suggests the likelihood that other such
addictions will soon be added (e.g., Internet, videos, sex,
eating/obesity), (e) fields claims from important psychiatric
figures that this document is not sufficiently rooted in
neuroscience. Psychologists must be prepared for a new
— but shifting — concept of addiction, so as to be true
to psychological theory and evidence-based techniques,
responsive to the range of clinical addictive problems clients
may present, and make use of the soundest scientific
concepts. Stanton Peele’s workshop will address these
questions.

After a critical review of the research on animal abuse and its link to other types of interpersonal violence, this workshop also outlines policies that were changed in response to this link. Practical suggestions are offered of how to address animal abuse in interviews and treatment, as well as getting help for children who engaged in or witnessed animal abuse. The dialectic between confidentiality and reporting is covered, as well as recommendations for changes in professional policies and practices. The workshop will provide a combination of short lectures, small group exercises, and larger group discussions and will use case examples to facilitate learning.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to cite at least three research studies on the topic of the link between animal abuse and family violence
  2. Participants will be able to cite at least three policies that were changed because of knowledge about the link between animal abuse and family violence
  3. Participants will gain knowledge about interviewing techniques for identifying animal abuse
  4. Participants will be able to identify and compare at least three treatment options for children and adults who have engaged in animal abuse
  5. Participants will be able to recommend at least one change in professional policies or practice

About the Presenter:

Dr. Randour, a psychologist, is a Senior Advisor for Animal Cruelty Programs and Training, Animal Welfare Institute, Washington, D. C. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, as well as a NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship. In addition, she was a Clinical Fellow in Psychology at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and is an Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry at the The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is the author of handbooks such as A Common Bond: Child Maltreatment and Animals in the Family, as well as AniCare Child, a treatment approach for children who abuse animals. Dr. Randour has published articles in numerous professional journals as well as written chapters for edited volumes. Her latest contribution “The Psychology of Animal Abuse Offenders,” co-authored with Dr. Maya Gupta, appears in the book Animal Cruelty: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding. In her career, Dr. Randour has worked for a federal research-funding agency and enjoyed a private practice for almost 20 years. She now devotes her knowledge of psychology to advance animal protection and its connection to human welfare, working in partnership with organizations such as the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Battered Women’s Justice Project, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Animal Care and Control Association among others.

Dr. Maya Gupta earned her BA from Columbia University, and both her master’s and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia. Her primary area of expertise is animal cruelty and its connections to other forms of violence. She previously served as Executive Director of Ahimsa House, a Georgia nonprofit organization providing statewide services for victims of domestic violence who are concerned about the safety of their animals. She has spoken, consulted, and trained nationally and internationally on the development and evaluation of similar programs and community-level initiatives. She also served as the Executive Director of the Animals & Society Institute, a nonprofit working to improve and expand knowledge about human-animal relationships in order to create safer and more compassionate communities. She has also contracted for animal welfare organizations on program development and evaluation, served as a consultant for research projects on human-animal interaction, and provided expert witness services for animal cruelty cases. Dr. Gupta is currently Senior Director of Research for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where she specializes in designing and conducting research on topics relevant to animal cruelty and leads the evaluation of anti-cruelty efforts within the organization. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Florida Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program and the Master’s Program in Anthrozoology at Canisius College. Her professional service includes roles on the Steering Committee of the National Link Coalition, the Animal Cruelty Advisory Council of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Governing Body of the Section on Human-Animal Interaction in the American Psychological Association, the Board of Directors of Mojave Animal Protection among others.

This course is worth 6 CPA Continuing Education Credits.

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Important Information for Attendees:

  • Workshop fee includes handouts, morning & afternoon coffee, and lunch.
  • Remember to sign out to obtain CE credits for this course.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by April 8, 2019. A 20% administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after April 8, 2019.

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April 12th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   4:30 PM
Italian Cultural Centre
3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 4P5
Canada
Early Bird
BCPA Members/Affiliates ($173.25 incl. GST) $ 165.00
Regular ($246.75 incl. GST) $ 235.00
Student Member ($129.94 incl. GST) $ 123.75
Student Non-member ($185.06 incl. GST) $ 176.25