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BIPP Facilitator Training: Conceptual Clarity

June 14 – 15, 2018

Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria-Addison
14315 Midway Rd • Addison, TX 75001



Effective intervention for men who use violence against their intimate partners requires a clear understanding of the root cause of their behavioral choices. Men who batter may connect their use of violence to co-occurring issues such as childhood trauma or substance use, but facilitators must be able to challenge participants in BIPP to acknowledge that their belief systems about gender roles and what they are entitled to in a relationship are an integral and often unexplored element in their choice to use abusive behavior. Beginning with conceptual clarity on the role of battering intervention work can enhance group accountability and outcomes. 

You will not want to miss this opportunity to build your facilitation toolbox as David Garvin and Jeffrie Cape offer guidance on developing conceptual clarity to enhance our work with men who batter.

Over the course of two days, participants in the workshop will explore:

  • Developing a clearly defined concept of battering intervention work centered on an accurate etiology of battering behavior
  • Unpacking substance abuse and other complexities in men’s lives that may be connected to, but not the root cause of, their abusive choices
  • Defining the key components of building a BIPP
  • Incorporating a trauma informed approach in BIPP
  • Understanding and applying the Accountability Model
  • Constructing a curriculum and BIPP model built on conceptual clarity

See Materials tab for information about activity to complete and bring to training

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Rate: $100

Cancellations received by May 15, 2018 will receive a refund, minus a 25% processing fee.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.


DAY 1: Thursday June 14, 2018

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Hotel breakfast | Welcome

9:00 am – 10:30 pm

Conceptual Clarity

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Conceptual Clarity
Substance Abuse and Other Complications

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hotel Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Key Components of Building a BIPP

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

The Accountability Model

Day 1:


DAY 2: Friday June 15, 2018

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Hotel Breakfast | Welcome

9:00 am – 10:30 pm

Key components of building a BIPP

10:30 am – 10:45


10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Tool Time
Trauma Informed BIPP

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch on your own

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

The Accountability Model in Action

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Curriculum considerations, integration and refinement and interactive activity

4:00 pm


Day 2:


Total CJAD BIPP Hours: 11


David Garvin
Adjunct Lecturer with The Eastern Michigan University, School of Social Work and Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI David is a co-founder and current Chair of the Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI). He has served on numerous local and state boards and committees. He has conducted training’s, around the country. David was named the 2009 National Association of Social Workers-Michigan (NASW-MI) Social Worker of the Year. In 2017 David was awarded the Glenn R. Winters Award from the American Judges Association.

 Jeffrie Cape is the director of Charron Services LLC and founded HEAL (Helping Explore Accountable Lifestyles) a 52 session Batterer intervention program and WEAVE (Women Exploring Accountably Violent Encounters) in Oakland County, Michigan. Jeffrie has over 30 years of clinical experience and also has a private practice with varied clientele. She was appointed to the Michigan Domestic Violence and Prevention and Treatment Board by Governor Snyder in 2011 She helped develop local standards for batterer intervention programs and was a member of the governor’s task force to develop state standards. She was active in the development and formation of BISCMI in 1995. She serves on the board and was chair in 2001-2002. She was chair the Batterer Intervention Provider Standards Compliance Council (BIPSCC). She was one of the originators of AQUILA. Jeffrie also is employed part time at ADA (Alternatives to Domestic Aggression) in Washtenaw County, where she facilitates groups, trains, supervises staff, develops and refines curriculum for community and prison based programs. She participates in a variety of state and local task forces as well as providing local and national training and supervision for agencies and individuals who work with individuals involved in domestic violence.



Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria- Addison

 14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

Reserve your room now! Block rate closed: May 23, 2018

Hotel Reservations

Parking & Transportation

  • Discounted Self-Parking: $5 per day, unlimited in/out privileges. 
  • Hotel Shuttle: Complimentary within 3 miles of hotel ($20 value per room/day)


For Registration Questions ask:
Victoria Reaves | Family Violence Service Coordinator 
vreaves@tcfv.org 512-628-4591

For Lodging Questions ask:
Anoush Crane


Peacock Exercise | Please print and complete exercise. Bring it with you for training on 6/14

Additional Resources (do not need to bring to training)

Lethality and Abuse Indicators

Ending Mens Violence | Autumn 2014 Edition

Alternatives to Domestic Aggression | Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County

Conceptual Clarity Handouts