Domestic Violence Specialist-I Certification Course – Brain Change Approach – ONLINE

Web-based Video and Online Certification Course – Brain Change Approach

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•Domestic Violence Training Video (5 hours 57 min.) Online Download of Presentation Slides and Handouts

•Brain Change Curriculum for Domestic Violence (Leader) Second Edition – Download PDF

•Participant Workbook – 13 Sessions Second Edition Download PDF

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**IMPORTANTThe CDVS-I, II credential from the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) does not guarantee you will be recognized as a domestic violence provider by your state or geographic jurisdiction. You may be required to complete further training; for example, a 40 hour training provided by in-state agencies and/or internships or paid service time at existing facilities. IMPORTANT: check with your local area for requirements.

Domestic Violence Specialist-I Certification (CDVS-I) ONLINE Course Instructions:

Step 1 – Brain Change Curriculum for Domestic Violence (download) Read and Study this Curriculum leader’s manual prior to viewing the Domestic Violence Specialist-I Certification Training Course Web-based Video. Also review the Participant Workbook (download)

Step 2 – View and study the Domestic Violence Training Course Web-based Video (5 hours 56.43 min) – (see the access link and your Password below) Slides of Video Presentation (download). Presentation Handouts (download) It is helpful to take notes and follow Slides and Handouts as you view the video.

Step 3 – Complete the NAMA CDVS-I Basic Content Quiz (download) – Fax the completed Basic Content Quiz to the NAMA office 646-390-1571. You will receive an email in a few days with the Quiz results. Once you have received word that you have PASSED proceed to Step 4…

Step 4 – Complete the NAMA CDVS-I Application (included in course packet) with $125 NAMA application fee and fax to the NAMA office at 646-390-1571. Mailing a check to the NAMA office will take considerably longer.

Course Support Contact – Dr. Ron Potter-Efron at – 0r – Dr. Rich Pfeiffer at


•13 , 26, 52 Session ‘Brain Change’ Program

•Session by session descriptions

•Individual Brain Change Plan

•Negative Effects of Domestic Violence on Self

•Log Book and Homework

•Change How Y ou Think

•Behavioral Interventions to Eliminate Domestic Violence

•Stress Management Skills

•Creating a Safe and Positive Couple and Family Environment

•Dealing with resentment and hate


•Fair Fighting

•Oppositionality and cooperation



•Values Clarification

•Jealousy and relationship insecurity

•Positive Parenting

•T aking 100% responsibility

•Attachment styles/Trust

•Sex, intimacy and sexual abuse

•Anger styles


•Selfishness, selflessness, and mutual caring

•Emotional Intelligence

•Saying “No” to mutual escalation

•HALT: hungry, anxious, lonely, tired

•Respect: Partner’s bill of rights

•The Arts of negotiation and compromise

•Much More

Authors and Presenters

Ronald T. Potter-Efron, MSW, PhD, is a clinical psychotherapist who specializes in domestic violence, anger management, and the treatment of addictions. He is a Distinguished Diplomate of the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and the author of many books including “Angry All the Time” and the “Handbook of Anger Management and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment”.

Patricia S. Potter-Efron, MS, is a clinical psychotherapist, domestic violence group facilitator, and co-author of numerous books including “Letting Go of Shame”. She is a Distinguished Diplomate of the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) and a Certified Anger Management Specialist-V (CAMS-V) and Certified Domestic Violence Specialist- V (CDVS-V).

Domestic Violence Specialist-I Certification (CDVS-I) ONLINE Course US $ 225.00 Order Now