Abusive Traumatic Bonding (ATB™) and COVID-19
Live Online Event
Friday, October 23, 2020
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 3 CE contact hours
Abusive Traumatic Bonding (ATB™) is a phenomenon present in many, if not all, cases of Intimate Partner Violence. It is closely related to the cycle of violence. ATB™ usually begins after the climax stage in the cycle of violence and is solidified during the honeymoon period. As the cycle of violence progresses, the bond becomes stronger and stronger, until it is almost impossible for the victim to leave.
Evidence of Need: COVID-19 has impacted Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to a great extent. An examination of the relationship between Abusive Traumatic Bonding™ and COVID-19 can elucidate our understanding of IPV. The number of calls for help for Intimate Partner Violence has increased.
As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Increase their general knowledge of intimate partner violence
- Identify aspects of ATB™ in a clinical setting and how it works
- Be aware of the clinical applications of ATB™ for social work and mental health counseling practice
- Understand how the implications of race, gender, culture/ethnicity, sexual orientation, level of ability, and socio-economic status play in ATB™
- Gain knowledge about the cycle of violence and its relationship to ATB™
- Apply lessons learned and case materials to their own clinical practice
- Create treatment programs that are sensitive to and helpful to victims of ATB™
- Teach others about these essential principles
- Have awareness of how COVID-19 impacts ATB™
- Formulate a treatment plan for ATB™ that includes attention to COVID-19
- Use their own background and community organizing skills to add ATB™ material to existing COVID-19 materials.
Karen Landmann, LCSW
Karen Landmann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (therapist) in private practice in Manhattan. She has been in the field for 25 years. Her clientele consists primarily of persons dealing with trauma (c-PTSD) and chronic illness. They come from a great variety of ethnic and cultural origins.
She has worked in clinical settings of trauma, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS (in the 90's and early 2000's), as well as outpatient mental health for children, teens, adults, and seniors. She is trained in trauma and coping with domestic violence. Her private practice of 3 years has focused on domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse, and other forms of trauma. She focuses on the aspect of Abusive Traumatic Bonding™ (a term that she herself coined) in intimate partner relationships.
On and after 9/11 she served as a mental health first responder. She has given an oral history to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial which is stored in their archives. She has presented on Abusive Traumatic Bonding™ at The Rotary Club of Harlem and The Circle of Transformation (created by Wanda Best). In addition, she has many national and international conferences and a keynote speech under her belt. She has also contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications.
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