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Please read the transcript submission from the rest of the group and add your critique with (starting Jessica B.)
A Case of Domestic Abuse: Brief Character Change. Brief Therapy Inside Out, Governors State University. Communications Services. (Inc. Tucker & Theisen Zeig, 2000), 108:59
In a small group, you will critique a transcript. The video above is an example of a brief therapy session with a woman who discloses she is being abused/battered. You will also see the therapist consulting with two other therapists about her work with this client. Consultation, feedback, and support are essential components for therapists’, especially when working with victims/survivors of violence. There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ therapy session. This session demonstrates a ‘traditional’ mental health approach to Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV). Based on your readings in assessing for IPV and empowering and trauma-informed practice with victims/survivors add your responses to the session if you were the therapist.
The goal of this assignment is to critique the therapist’s traditional approach to working with a victim/survivor that fails to recognize the context and dynamics of the abuse and blames the survivor. This session is a striking example of what NOT to do in a session with a survivor. Your assignment is to place yourself in the therapist role and respond to Marcy from a trauma-informed, empowerment-based perspective. When you observe victim-blaming statements and the therapist’s efforts to ‘direct’ Marcy’s actions, name them, and add how you would respond to Marcy’s statements.
These questions are to help you focus on some of the more salient issues presented in the video. You will not be answering these questions. Rather you will be responding to Marcy in the session in the role of the therapist. The goal is to apply what you have learned about assessing for IPV and using best practice interventions.
This will be a group assignment. You will work on this as a group. Please consider all the questions above as ideas for your critique. In your group, divide the transcript among group members. You will only work on your own section as part of the whole (please identify the section you worked on); however, this collaborative project should allow for sharing of ideas and feedback so you can learn from what the other group members may have noted as the therapist’s errors as well as their proposed interventions. Add your responses to Marcy as well as additional questions/areas you would explore as the therapist. Add your responses in a different color under the therapist’s responses. Be sure to add any assessment tools or interventions that demonstrate a trauma-informed, empowerment approach to working with survivors. You will work in the group space for the first 4 weeks and will share the final product. You will then submit the final version individually, clearly marking your personal contributions.
Due by the end of Week 4. Save a complete transcript to your own workspace. You will need to watch the session’s video as well for affective interactions and signs to take into account.