ALLIES TRAININGS

FREE TRAININGS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

 

We offer a wide variety of free Community Trainings and Education for the general public, professionals, agencies, and other organizations on a variety of issues. We can do a 2-hour, 4-hour, 6-hour, or multi-day training, depending on your needs. Most of our trainings are offered completely free of charge, depending on the topic, audience, and training requirements. In accordance with our mission and outreach efforts, we seek to spread as much awareness and education as possible in our local and national communities through our free and low-cost trainings.

 

Below is a brief list of some of the trainings currently available:

  • Understanding domestic violence

  • Mental health issues in domestic violence

  • Determining when and how to modify no contact orders between offenders and victims

  • The relationships and communication between probation offices and batterer intervention providers, and the coordinated community response

  • Anger Management vs. Batterer Intervention

  • Effectiveness of Batterer Intervention

  • Batterer Intervention 101

  • Risk Assessment

  • How to Screen for Domestic Violence

  • Common Personality Traits of Abusers

  • Domestic Violence Assessment

  • Drugs and Alcohol and Domestic Violence

  • DV 101

  • Managing Stress

  • We can also consult and generate a list of other topics of interest for your organization

 

For additional information about our Community Trainings, please contact our office by phone or email.

 

WORKING WITH ABUSIVE MEN TRAINING

 

We offer a 40 hour training semi-annually on working with abusive men, featuring Dr. Christopher Huffine, Psy.D. This training meets the state requirements for individuals facilitating batterer intervention groups. This training is held in the spring and fall each year. Space is limited, so please contact our office for registration information. You may also download the most recent training brochure for additional training details.

 

Our next Working with Abusive Men training will be held on September 9-11, 2020 and October 7-9, 2020.

 

We have been fortunate to have so many wonderful training participants share their enthusiasm for Working with Abusive Men. Please see their testimonials below:

  • "This was one of the best trainings I have ever been to. Thanks so much!"

  • "This presentation offers an honest, well informed, and exciting approach!"

  • "This training must be a prerequisite to working not only with this particular target, but working with victims and all involved in provider service to families affected by domestic violence."

  • "In a nutshell, this training has been awesome! In many ways, what I have learned the last three days resonated with me with all aspects of who I am, as a human and a therapist. I am looking forward to more trainings."

  • "I will recommend this training to my colleagues."

  • "I loved the training. I'm excited to get back to group and try out some of the things I learned. I'm coming away feeling more confident and competent. Thank you."

THE ALLIES CURRICULUM: AN INTEGRATIVE MODEL

 

The Allies in Change curriculum for working with abusive men is integrative in two different senses of the word.  First, it incorporates and builds upon evidence based and theoretically informed practices from a number of models including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, the Duluth curriculum, risk/needs/responsivity, feminist theory, and the writings of John Gottman, Terrence Real, and Patricia Evans, among others.  It incorporates these into a comprehensive, sophisticated and nuanced analysis of what causes and can help stop abusive behavior that provides a more individualized intervention to this work rather than a “one size fits all” approach.   It does this by helping abusive men become more integrative--within themselves, with others, and within their closest relationships.  It accomplishes this by identifying and changing underlying pro-abuse beliefs while also teaching additional self-awareness, self-management, and interpersonal skills.  It is designed to work closely with others who may be involved with the abusive man including his partner, the courts, probation, child welfare, mental health professionals, and others who may be providing his victim support and services such as victim advocates and mental health providers. This curriculum has been evolving for over thirty years with constructive input from dozens of professionals who have used it with thousands of abusive men.  
This training is held in the spring and fall each year. Space is limited, so please contact our office for registration information. You may also download the most recent training brochure for additional training details.

 

Our next The Allies Curriculum: An Integrative Model training will be held on October 6-9, 2020.

 

 

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN WORKING WITH ABUSIVE MEN

 

We introduced an innovative new advanced domestic violence training a number of years ago, Advanced Techniques in Working with Abusive Men. We host this two-day training annually which features a variety of knowledgeable and dynamic presenters. This training is typically held in either the late spring or early fall each year. Please contact our office for training registration information. You may download the most recent advanced training brochure for additional training details.

 

Our next Advanced Techniques training dates are coming soon!

 

While our Advanced Techniques in Working with Abusive Men training is still relatively new, it has received consistently positive and passionate reviews from former participants:

  • "All the presenters were excellent!"

  • "Very informative."

  • "I was pleasantly surprised and happy that it actually felt like an advanced domestic violence training. I have gotten a lot of good info that I can use with offenders."

  • "Great facilities!"

  • "Finally! Something other than the same old DV trainings!"

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed this presentation."

  • "This was the first DV conference that was worth the fees and the time."

  • "Cutting edge information."

  • "Excellent!"

IDENTIFYING & ADDRESSING PATHOLOGICAL CONFLICT

 

Our training, Identifying & Addressing Pathological Conflict in Couples, was held at the Ambridge Event Center in Northeast Portland on February 28th and was presented by Dr. Chris Huffine, Psy.D. This training is appropriate for anyone who works with couples.

 

The training agenda includes: pathological conflict vs. non-pathological conflict, why a traditional couples model may not be appropriate for pathological conflict, what drives pathological conflict, how to screen for presence of pathological conflict, how to work with couples when there is pathological conflict present. 

 

Please download the brochure to see the training details. If you would like to see this training hosted again privately or publicly, please contact our office to let us know.

 

Our Identifying & Addressing Pathological Conflict training received a lot of positive feedback. Please view testimonials from the training below:

  • "Excellent. Valuable in contributing to a needed body of knowledge. Thank you."

  • "The presenter was great and made the topics interesting with a good balance of interaction with the participants."

  • "Well informed with excellent material and presentation."

  • "Chris has great experience with a real wealth of information."

  • "Extremely helpful to me, I'll highly recommend the training. Especially to other family therapists."

  • "Thank you, Chris, I appreciated your style, use of language, flexibility, focus on need to use nuance."

  • "Absolutely recommend!"

  • Well worth my time. Thanks!"

  • "I really like your style, and clearly you are incredibly knowledgeable."