course »Understanding and Treating Recipients of Malevolent Abuse

Date: 7/10/2017, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 5.5
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This workshop examines in an introductory fashion the darkest and most destructive acts that human beings perpetrate on the bodies, psyches and spirits of other human beings. Many victims of abuse encounter perpetrators whose primary goal is to diminish, control, possess and/or destroy the capacities of their victims to trust, love and risk being intimate with another human being, as well as, continuing to believe in the value of life. Wide spread cultural collusion and denial, in conjunction with the general public’s discomfort with anything that has to do with the topic of malevolence or human generated evil makes it extremely difficult for victims of malevolent abuse to resolve the significance of having been abused in such a malevolent fashion by another human being.

This workshop will look at some of the motives that drive malevolent perpetrators, along several of the important challenges that victims face as they attempt to work through and resolve the most profound effects of having been violated in such calculating, sadistic and malicious ways.