Prerequisites: 9 credit hours of counselling courses or permission of Instructor.

This course focuses on a range of forms of interpersonal abusive behavior including: family violence; child physical, sexual abuse and neglect; and abuse of vulnerable populations such as the elderly, GLBTQ individuals and disabled individuals. The course also focuses on prevention, assessment and the therapeutic approaches. The impact of interpersonal abuse in childhood and its impact on adult physical and mental health will also be addressed. Perpetrator behaviour will be discussed within the course with a focus on key intervention programs.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:380 in the BU Course Transfer Database.