Dr. Stephanie Lang frequently teaches at conferences, and she also offers brief workshops all the way to intensive week-long trainings throughout the country and internationally to both individuals and groups, including corporate groups. In addition, Dr. Lang meets privately with clients in a variety of settings.
The Earliest Warning Signs of Intimate Partner Violence
In Dr. Stephanie Lang’s unforgettable 1½-hour signature talk, she begins by sharing how she became interested in and began studying the topic of Earliest Warning Signs of Partner Abuse – her personal background with domestic abuse. (Partner abuse has so many names: family violence, domestic abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence, battering, marital violence, spousal abuse, partner violence, courtship violence, relationship abuse, relationship violence, partner abuse, and simply “abuse”).
Next, participants watch a video clip of a perpetrator describing the violent ending of his relationship, and what was going on inside his mind. This helps victims who tend to think “He gets so angry because he loves me so much – if he didn’t care so much, I wouldn’t be able to make him so angry” realize that abuse is not about love.
Then participants will receive an overview of the concrete early warning signs that emerged in Dr. Lang’s research. Following this, Dr. Lang will guide attendees deep into understanding one of
these early warning signs (or more of these early warning signs depending on the time allotted). She does this with dramatization (acting out what the signs of abuse can look like early on in a relationship) and also by showing attendees video clips of actual former victims and perpetrators talking about the early signs of abuse. Participants gain an exceptional understanding of the dynamics occurring in the earliest phases of a relationship heading for violence.
Finally, Dr. Stephanie ends this talk by taking participants back to her own story and sharing a couple of early signs and symptoms of abuse she missed – and she herself displayed – and why.
Attendees will leave with the ability to:
The length of this presentation can be changed to meet your needs (e.g., delivered at your luncheon as a 30-minute power talk or, for a more in-depth training, as a 5-day intensive training camp).
Dr. Lang may also be available to serve on a panel or to join you for a provocative group discussion about domestic abuse. She facilitates stimulating, deep conversations on the topic.
Dr. Stephanie Lang will also create a custom presentation for you, tailored to the needs of your audience, upon request. And she speaks on related relationship topics such as:
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Stephanie Lang, PhD, is Director of Lang Consulting International, an organization that provides consultancy and training in behavior analysis, with a specialty in abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, bullying, etc.) prediction and prevention.
Dr. Lang is an active researcher of the earliest warning signs of intimate partner violence. She has conducted over 200 interview hours comparing the earliest phases of relationships that turned violent with those same phases in relationships that remained nonviolent.
She holds a BS in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a PhD in Family Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Lang’s publications include “Why Men Batter” (Canadian Journal of Adlerian Psychology, 2006). Dr. Lang has worked with women and men in both battering and sexual abuse populations.