Getting Connected: The Therapeutic Engagement and Treatment of Individuals, Couples and Families with Interpersonal Violence

with Tom Caplan and Derrolton James
| 18 - 25 September, 2021

Registration Closed

OPQ Accreditation: RA03852-21 6 CE
Times: 9:30am to 12:30pm (both days)
Venue: Zoom (Link will be send upon registration)


Interpersonal Violence, sometimes called domestic violence or domestic abuse, is reaching epidemic proportions and affects men, women and children of all races and social and economic levels. This form of violence includes psychological, physical, emotional and financial abuse which often create feelings of victimization and impotence in those who are subjected to this form of behaviour. Using the couple as the basic unit this workshop will examine how to determine the appropriate type of treatment as well strategies for individual, couple and family engagement in these important interpersonal relationships.


  1. The importance of working with this population.
  2. Determine the appropriate type of treatment (Screening Process)
  3. Why to do couple and family work (when safety has been assured)
  4. Understand how to improve client engagement and how to use our model (Needs ABC) and why

Before August 15th
Argyle Clinical Members and Argyle Students $275
Non Argyle Affiliation $325

After August 15th
Argyle Clinical Members and Argyle Students $325
Non Argyle Affiliation $350

Registration is currently closed.

Please contact us should you have any questions


Tom Caplan


Tom Caplan, MSW. Social worker and therapist in private practice who provides therapy services to individuals, couples, families and groups. He is an adjunct professor (now retired) at McGill University in the School of Social Work and consultant to the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. He is also a designated expert in Domestic Violence for the Quebec Court System. Tom does clinical work with forensic populations, is a consultant to the Caplan Therapy Centre and is the founder and consultant to the Montreal Anger ManagementCentre.

Derrolton James

Social Worker

Derrolton James is a social worker who has been working with Batshaw Youth and Family Centres for thirteen years. In addition, he is currently the Coordinator of services for Anglophone men at the Caplan Therapy Centre. He is the primary group facilitator for the English men's group at the Montreal Anger Management Centre and the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. Furthermore, he provides individual, couple, and family counseling in English. Derrolton has over 10 years experience working in Child Protection Services. He has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Carleton University, a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Concordia University and a Masters degree in Social Work from McGill University.