DVOMB Training Events

DV100 DVOMB & Standards Overview  FREE
This introductory training will provide an overview of the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) including its role, functions, and the Standards of practice for offender services. The history, impact, and need for a coordinated community response model is presented by looking at the research and case studies regarding domestic violence dynamics and interventions. Using group-based discussions and videos, this training will outline the important aspects to the DVOMB Standards and Guidelines. This includes the philosophy of offender treatment as it relates to victim and community safety, the Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Teams, and an introduction to assessing risk using the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA). Participants will become more knowledgeable about the evidence-based practices of the Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) Principles and how the Standards prescribe a differential treatment model. Finally, this training will offer a brief overview of the application requirements to become listed with the DVOMB and the grievance process.
Upcoming dates: Not scheduled at this time. An online version is currently being developed 
DV200 DVOMB Community Roundtable Discussion - FREE
The Community Roundtable Discussion (CRD) is an event hosted by the DVOMB that are conducted around the state. The purpose of CRDs is to improve collaboration, engagement, and the exchange of feedback between the board and communities statewide in a safe and constructive manner. This event is for treatment providers, supervision officers, treatment victim advocates and other interested professionals to come together and start a dialogue about challenges, opportunities and ways to work together. During the afternoon of this training, additions sessions will be offered on specialized topics.
Upcoming dates:  October 19, 2018 - Click here to register, Boulder, CO 
This training provides an overview of different types of risk assessment and the importance of utilizing risk assessment practices in the forensic setting. This discussion will include how to distinguish static and dynamic risk factors and why this is important to assessing offender progress. After a review of the research supporting the Risk, Need, Responsivity Principles, participants will review the scoring manual of the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA). Through this discussion, participates will learn about the supported research for each domain, how each domain is scored, and the development of the DVRNA overtime. The second half of this training will transition to application and participants will review three different case studies and score the DVNRA in a group setting.
Upcoming dates: October 18, 2018 - Click here to register , Boulder, CO 
                            December 4, 2018 - Click here to register, Denver, CO
Treatment Victim Advocate Training - FREE
Trainers: Amy Miller, MSW & Brandy Walega, LPC
This is a new training that the DVOMB is sponsoring specifically for Treatment Victim Advocates (TVAs). This training will provide an overview of the requirements listed in Section 7.0 and inform TVAs of the new qualification levels. The training will also provide best practices and techniques for consultation & coordination, confidentiality, dual roles, documentation, and record retention. This training will also focus on how TVAs can effectively participate and work with the MTT. Finally, much attention will be given to best practices and techniques for supporting victims while the offender is in treatment which includes:
  • Information sharing with victims (initially, ongoing advocacy contacts, court/custody, releases of information, etc.)
  • Working effectively with system- and community-based victim advocacy organizations
  • Safety planning considerations and strategies
  • Record keeping requirement
DV103 DVOMB Offender Treatment - FREE
This training will provide an in-depth review of domestic violence offender treatment with a focus on the requirements of the Standards and best practice modalities and concepts. After a discussion of the differences between traditional psychotherapy and forensic offense specific therapy, this training will cover offender treatment within the context of primary and adjunct interventions, offender contracts, level of offender treatment, core competencies and ways to measure offender progress and discharge criteria. Additionally, this training will incorporate important clinical issues to consider and the importance of the Treatment Victim Advocate throughout the therapeutic process. This training will have case examples and exercises to engage participants and provide tools for practitioners to utilize.  
Upcoming dates: November 15, 2018, Click here to Register, Lakewood, CO
DV102 - DV Offender Evaluation - FREE
This training will give participants the knowledge, skills, and tools for conducting domestic violence offender evaluations in accordance with the DVOMB Standards. After discussing the importance of the offender evaluation as it relates to the development of a comprehensive treatment plan, participants will go through an experiential learning process of developing an offender evaluation from start to finish. This includes how to synthesize and gather all of the necessary information, how to formulate appropriate treatment recommendations and corresponding treatment goals amongst the group. Finally, this training will offer recommendations for reporting, record keeping, and continuity of care procedures.  
Upcoming dates: August 16, 2018 - Click here to register, Denver, CO
Advanced Series Training Courses
Peter Di Leo, LPC on "Can we Talk?" Looking at LGBTQ Domestic Violence Through Both Lenses: Victim Advocacy & Ofender Treatment - Free

This training is designed to help participants to improve critical Multidisciplinary Treatment Team communications in managing LGBTQ Domestic Violence cases.

The morning portion of the training will identify and challenge many heteronormative perspectives about LGBTQ DV, and it will focus on specific challenges in providing advocacy to victims.

The afternoon portion of the training will focus on unique details of MTT communications between victim advocates, treatment providers, and probation officers in LGBTQ DV case management.

This training will enable participants to:

  1. recognize and communicate about unique assessment elements in the delivery of both advocacy and treatment to LGBTQ clients, including an aggression continuum, stage of coming-out, internalized homophobia, role of sex and gender stereotypes, partner discrepancies, and access to LGBTQ resources.
  2. recognize and communicate about unique clinical components, including power-and-control patterns in LGBTQ relationships and LGBTQ AOD-use theory.
  3. identify and manage unique group rules and guidelines in LGBTQ groups, including proper placement options for transgender and bisexual clients.
  4. recognize and use appropriate LGBTQ terms and language.
September 7, 2018, Click here to Register, Lakewood, CO 
Jeanette Barich on Working with Female Domestic Violence Offenders through both Leses: Victim Advocacy and Offender Treatment - Free
This training is designed to help participants to improve critical Multidisciplinary Treatment Team communications in managing Female offender Domestic Violence cases. This training will identify and challenge special needs when working with male victims. It will focus on addressing specific challenges in providing advocacy to this specialized population. Additionally, the training will focus on unique details of MTT communications between victim advocates, treatment providers, and probation officers with Female Offender DV case management.

This training will enable participants to: 
1) Recognize and communicate about unique assessment, evaluation and treatment of women offenders using the best practice guidelines from the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender management Board Treatment Standards
2) Explore different typologies of defendants through arrest scenario’s
3) Identify and manage barriers to treatment and possible adjunct services within the DVOMB guidelines in female offender groups.
4) Discuss working with male victims and how to identify best practice in assessing suitable resources and referrals.

September 28, 2018, Click here to Register, Lakewood, CO 
Mr. David Prescott on the Three Essentials in Feedback-Informed with People Who Committ Interpersonal Violence - $35.00
Decades of psychotherapy research has found that participation and accomplishment in treatment can be improved through careful attention to the therapeutic alliance. However, it is the client's experience of the alliance (not the clinician's) that is most predictive of outcome. Unfortunately, most clinicians (including those treating perpetrators of interpersonal violence) believe themselves to be more helpful than their clients do, and commonly do not recognize when their clients' progress in in jeopardy. This workshop describes Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT; Bertolino, Bargmann, & Miller, 2011), a pantheoritical approach for evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of behavioral health services. FIT is a newly created model of change that focuses on treatment processes rather than techniques. FIT is consistent with and operationalizes the American Psychological Association's definition of evidence-based practice and is recognized as such by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Using these methods can reduce therapist variability and assist clinicians in tailoring treatment to meet the client's needs. Case examples from the treatment of people who have committed interpersonal violence are provided. 
Key topics covered: 
* An overview of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence 
* What research shows works in the treatment of interpersonal violence and general psychotherapy 
* Two measures for monitoring outcome and the therapeutic alliance
September 20, 2018 - Click here to Register, Aurora, Co 

Trainings Sponsored by Others:

PCL-R & PCL:SV Training Program Online Training
The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is the international "gold standard" for the diagnosis ofpsychopathy in adults. Measuring interpersonal and affective features as well as impulsive and antisocial behaviors, the PCL-R has been found to be a reliable and valid diagnostic instrument in hundreds of peer-reviewed studies conducted in community, mental health, and correctional settings around the world. 
Comprised of an On Demand presentation by the instrument's renowned author, Professor Robert D. Hare, as well as a 2-day live and interactive webinar by leading figure in the field of psychopathy, Dr. J. Reid Meloy, this innovative program will train you in the use of both the PCL-R and thePsychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV) while earning 16 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. 
Caring Dads - An evidence-based program
Want to change the parenting behavior of men who engage in domestic violence? Attend a two-day Caring Dads training!
WHAT: Caring Dads - Accredited Facilitator Training Event
WHEN: September 18 & 19, 2018 -- from 9am - 5pm
WHERE: Denver, Colorado
WHO: Child Welfare or Offender Treatment Professional (and others!) who want to work with fathers to end patterns of abuse, to increase fathers' awareness and application of child-centered fathering, and to promote respectful co-parenting
Special Discounted Rate for DVOMB Providers only at $600! Also, the first 3 Counties who commit a child welfare worker & a local DVOMB providers to attend together will received a discounted rate of $325 per person! See more details here

Webinars & Training Videos

  • 7.0 Victim Advocacy Standards Revisions: There is no cost to view this webinar. once you have completed the webinar, Complete This Survey to receive and print your certificate of completion. 

  • Supervising Domestic Violence Offenders
  • Interstate Compact and DV Treatment Webinar - C.R.S 14-24.1-101 requires any residential or outpatient treatment program to notify the Colorado Interstate Compact Office whenever an out-of-state offender enrolls in a domestic violence offender treatment program.This webinar covers how this statute affects all domestic violence treatment providers and how to comply. There is no cost to view this webinar. Once you have completed the webinar, Complete This Survey to receive and print your certificate of completion.