This course examines the social and psychological dynamics of violence i.e. incest, battering, rape and other types of assault. Focus will be on how to: express empathy through reflective listening, note discrepancies between client’s current and desired behavior, communicate respect for and acceptance of people and their feelings, listen rather than tell, gently persuade, with the understanding that change is up to the person, and how to provide support throughout the process of recovery. (3)