PUBLICATIONS


2013

Caplan, T. & Krane, J. (2013). Mieux comprendre la violence conjugale pour sauver des vies. Bulletin de l`OTSTCFQ, No. 119, hiver.


2012

Caplan, T. & Krane, J. (2012, December 13). Saving lives by preventing domestic violence [Editorial Page]. The Montreal Gazette, p. #A22. Link >>

Caplan, T. & Krane, J. (2012, December 13). Mieux comprendre la violence conjugale pour sauver des vies. La Presse.

Caplan, T. (2012). A Focus on Relational Needs: Supporting group work goals with mandated clients. In Grobman, L. & Clements, J. (Eds.). Riding the mutual aid bus and other adventures in group work. White Hat Communications, pp. 167-171.


2011

Caplan, T. (2011). First Things First: How to encourage and motivate clients in their group work firsts (first contact, first interview, first group) using the Needs ABC Model. Intervention, la revue de l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec, Numéro 133 (2010.2): (66-74).


2010

Caplan, T. (2010). The Needs ABC Therapeutic Model for Couples and Families: A Guide for Practitioners. New York: Routledge.


2009

Caplan, T. (2009). In Gitterman, A., & Salmon, R. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of social work with groups. New York: Routledge, pp. 89-94.


2008

Caplan, T. (2008). After the fall: Using the Needs ABC model with couples affected by domestic Violence. In J.Hamel (Ed.), Intimate partner and family abuse: A casebook of gender inclusive therapy (pp. 45-58). New York: Springer Publishing Company.  

Brown, T. G., Werk, A., Caplan, T., & Seraganian, P. (2008). "Violent Substance Abusers in Domestic Violence Treatment." In R. Csiernik and W. Rowe (Eds.), Responding to the oppression of addiction (2nd Ed.). Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc. 

Caplan, T. (2008).  "Needs-ABC: A Needs Acquisition and Behavior Change Model for Group Work and Other Psychotherapies." London: Whiting & Birch.

Caplan, T. (2008).  "Needs ABC: Needs acquisition and behaviour change; an integrative model for couples therapy." Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. Vol. 18, No.4, 421-436.


2000-2007

Caplan, T  (2007). "What about violence against women on dates?" McGill Reporter, November 22, 2007. Volume 40, Number 07. Montreal: McGill University Press.

Saint-Jacques, M., Brown, T., Caplan T. & Werk, A. (2006).  "Congruence in reports of partner violence in couples of men in treatment for substance abuse." Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin (IVAT) 5, FVSAB 22(2).

Krane, J & Caplan, T. (2006). Supporting women, supporting mothers: Group intervention with abused women. In C. Chamberland, C.S. Léveillé, N. Trocmé (Eds.), Des enfants à protéger, des adultes à aider : deux univers à rapprocher. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec.

Caplan, T. (2005).  "First Impressions: Treatment considerations from first contact to first group." GroupWork, Vol. 15(3), pp. 44-57.

Caplan, T. (2005).  "Seeing the Forest for the Trees: An integrated approach to formulating group work interventions." Social Work with Groups 29(1), 63-77.

Caplan, T. (2005).  "Active or passive interventions in groups: The group leader's dilemma." GroupWork. Vol. 15(1), 25-42.

Caplan, T., & Thomas, H. (2004).  "If this is week three, we must be doing 'feelings': An essay on the importance of client-paced group work." Social Work with Groups, 26(3), 5-15.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (2004). “If we are all in the same canoe, why are we using different paddles?” The effective use of common themes in diverse group situations. Social Work with Groups. 27(1), 53-73.

Brown, T. G., Werk, A., Caplan, T., & Seraganian, P. (2003).  "Violent Substance Abusers in Domestic Violence Treatment." In R. Csiernik and W. Rowe (Eds.), Responding to the oppression of addiction. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (2002).  "The Forgotten Moment: Therapeutic resiliency and its promotion in social work with groups." Social Work with Groups, 24 (2),5-26.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (2003).  "If we are all in the same boat, why are we using different paddles? The effective use of common themes and techniques in diverse group situations." Proceedings of the XXIII Annual ISAASWG.XXIII on Social Work With Groups.

Brown, T.G., Caplan, T., Seraganian, P, & Werk, A. (2000). "The response to conjugal violence in substance abuse  treatment settings." ERIC  Report No. 449-403: Greensboro, NC.

Brown, T.G, Caplan, T., Werk, A., & Seraganian, P. & Singh, M.K..  (April, 2000).  "Toxicomanie et violence conjugale: une interaction complexe." Comite permanent de lutte a la toxicomanie (CPLT). Gouvernment du Quebec. Ministere de la Sante et Services sociaux.


1990-1999

Brown, T.G, Caplan, T., Werk, A., & Seraganian, P. & Singh, M.K..  (October, 1999).  "Substance Abuse and Conjugal Violence: Literature and the situation in Quebec." Comite permanent de lutte a la toxicomanie (CPLT). Gouvernment du Quebec. Ministere de la Sante et Services sociaux.

Brown, T. G., Werk, A., Caplan, T., & Seraganian,  P. (1999).  "Violent Substance Abusers in Domestic Violence Treatment." Violence and Victims, 14(2), 1-10.

Brown, T. G., Werk, A., Caplan, T., & Seraganian,  P. (1999).  "The Comparability of Violent Substance Abusers in Violence or Substance Abuse Treatment Settings." Journal of Family Violence, 14(3), 295-312.

Brown, T., Caplan, T., Werk, A., Sereganian, P. (1999).  "Substance Abuse and Conjugal Violence: Review of the Literature and the Situation in Quebec." Comite permante de la lutte contre les toxicomanies.  CPLT  Research Monograph. Quebec: CPLT, Gouvernment du Quebec.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (1998).  "Spinning the Group Process Wheel: Effective Facilitation Techniques for Motivating Involuntary Client Groups." Social Work With Groups. Volume 21(4).

Thomas Brown, Annette Werk, Tom Caplan and Peter Sereganian. (1998). "Violent Substance Abusers in Domestic Violence Treatment." Violence and Victims.  Addictive Behaviours, 23(4), 1-14.

Werk, A., & Caplan, T. (1998).  "Non-violent group supervision within a violence clinic context." The Clinical Supervisor, 17 (2), 101-111.

Werk, A., Caplan, T. (1997).  "Non-Violent Supervision within a Violence Clinic Context." Presented at the Congress of the Learned Societies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. June 13, 1997.

Thomas, H. and Caplan, T. (1997).  "Client, therapist and context: Addressing resistance in group work." The Social Worker, 65, (3), 27-36.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (1998).  "Don't worry, it's just a stage he's going through: A reappraisal of the stage theory of group work as applied to open model treatment groups for men who abuse women." Groupwork (U.K.), Number 3.  Vol.  10, 27-36.

Thomas, H. & Caplan, T.  (1997).   "An Exploration of Client, Therapist and Contextual Resistance in Group Work Practice." The Social Worker, Fall 1997.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (1995).  "Safety and Comfort, Content and Process: Facilitating Open Group Work with Men Who Batter." Social Work with Groups (18). 2/3, 33-51.

Caplan, T, and Werk, A. (1994).  "Therapeutic Dilemmas in Group Work with men who Abuse their Partners." Intervention, June 1994 No 98 p 54-61

Caplan, T. (1992). "Groupwork Practice With Elementary School children Relative to School Climate." Baron de Hirsch institute.

Caplan, T. (1990).  "A retrospective study of a non-clinical population of women who left abusive relationships." MSW research report (McGill University. School of Social Work).


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, INVITED SPEAKER:

2014

Co-Constructing Productive Conversations - Alabama AAMFT - Invited Speaker – One Day Workshop

Ami Quebec - Anger Management - Conflict Resolution - Violence Prevention

2013

CLSC Cote des Neiges – Sabrina Saddick – The Caplan Therapy Centre and the Needs ABC Model

Seminar on Child Protection - Marion Van Horne - SWRK 493

Violence Against Women 2 – Julia Karane - SWRK 628 

Violence Against Women 1 – Julia Karane - SWRK 628 

Encouraging Positive Outcomes - the Needs ABC Needs Acquisition and Behaviour Change Model – Canadian Domestic Violence Conference

Encouraging Positive Outcomes: An Integrative Approach to Working with Difficult Couples - International Family Therapy Association

2012

SPSICR-MUHC – Montreal Neurological Institute. I Was Born to be Treated With Dignity

McGill University Nurse Practitioners – Assessment of Domestic Violence in a Medical Setting: Intervention Strategies

McGill Legal Clinic – How to Deal with Difficult clients

National Post (September 1). Age-old story: Are May-December romances hardier than we think? Tristin Hopper.

Carol Roach - examiner.com - The many sides of domestic violence: A mental health issue (Link >>)

Carol Roach - examiner.com - Tom Caplan of the McGill Violence Clinic (Link >>)

Carol Roach - examiner.com - Interview with Tom Caplan, the director of the McGill Violence Clinic (Link>>)

McGill University Nurse Practitioners – Assessment of Domestic Violence in a Medical Setting: Intervention Strategies
McGill Legal Clinic – How to Deal with Difficult clients

The Needs ABC Model for Difficult to Work With Couples and Families - 2-day workshop - Bjørgvin Family Therapy Service - Bergen Norway

Julius Richardson and Catherine Booth Hospitals Montreal – Social Workers – The Needs ABC Model for Difficult Clients

Julius Richardson and Catherine Booth Hospitals, Montreal – Front Line Workers - The Needs ABC Model for Difficult Clients

2011

Saint Columba House

UQAM Department of Social Work

SCC Social Projects GmbH - Hamburg Germany

2010

Invitee - "Just Relationships" - Dr. Duffy Spencer - NY, WHPC 90.3 FM.

Cree Eeyou Istchee Family Violence Symposium

Guest lecturer UQAM for Etienne Guay - ÉCOLE DE TRAVAIL SOCIAL intervention auprès des groupes en travail social, TRS 2280.

CBC Home Run – Sue Smith – the Marie Altagracia Dorval case.

McGill University School of Nursing – Norma Ponzoni - Full-Time Faculty Lecturer, School of Nursing Academic Advisor for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program McGill University – Interventions in Domestic Violence.

McGill Legal Clinic - Information and Referral for Clients Affected by Domestic Violence. 

International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (IASSWG) –
Workshop: Get Together. A retrospective of how the presenters’ international collaboration was formed.  Silke Schippers, Klaus Schippers, Germany, and Tom Caplan, Canada.

International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (IASSWG) –
Paper Presentation: First Things First: How to encourage and motivate clients in their group work firsts (first contact, first interview, first group).

International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (IASSWG) – COMMITTEE

Assault Response & Care Centre, Brockville, Ontario - Working with Abuse Survivors – 2 Day Workshop on the Needs ABC Model

Florida Adlerian Society 2010. Needs ABC: An Adlerian Informed Model for Difficult Clients

International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2010. The Needs ABC Therapeutic Model for Couples, Adolescents and Parents

OMETZ (formerly Jewish Family Services) - Anger Management for Clients and Staff.

2009

Needs ABC - Needs Acquisition and Behaviour Change: An Integrative Model for Difficult Clients – Addictions Study Forum - Invited Speaker.

Laval University Quebec City - Journées Simone-Paré 2009 – Keynote Address - Etre un bon therapeute (Being A Good Therapist).

2008

AMI-Quebec - Why are you so angry: a management guide - Tele-Workshop through the Care-Ring Voice Network.

MCA Conference - Dearborn Michigan - Needs Acquisition and Behavior Change: An Integrative Model for Difficult Clients.

Elizabeth House - Violence against Women

Modeling Social Interest in Group Work Practice: The Needs - ABC Model - NASAP Harrisburg, PA.

Menchen in Motion: An integrative relational group work model that helps participants move toward responsibility-taking and collaborative problem-solving - AASWG - MENSCH International Symposium - Köln Germany.

Panel - Gail Young Memorial Event Dawson College Social Service Program - Initiatives for Non-Violence.

Needs Acquisition and Behavior Change: An Integrative Model for Difficult Clients - CCACC - Exploring Ourselves: Discovering Identity - Moncton, NB

From the Visceral to the Ephemeral: an integrative model that addresses "hard-wired" responses to relational difficulties - SEPI - Psyche-Soma: Integrating the Body and Mind in Psychotherapy - Boston, Mass.

Needs Acquisition and Behavior Change: An Integrative Model for Clients in Conflict - UKAPI - The Role of Psychotherapy Integration in Today's World: Facing Human Conflict - Regents College, London, England.

ObGyn Residents - RVH - Domestic Violence Statistics and Strategies.

2007

Table de concertation en violence conjugale de Montréal - Les malaises des intervenantEs en contexte interculturel (malaises, défis de l'intervention, liens avec l'approche féministe).

Jewish Women International Conference - "He assaulted me, he assaulted me not": Supporting young women in responding to intimate partner violence at the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic - with Julia Krane, PhD.

Needs Acquisition and Behavior Change: An Integrative Model for Difficult Couples - AAMFT Annual Conference - Long Beach, California

90 Minute Workshop at 29th ISAASWG, 2007. The Integration Gateway - The Needs-ABC Model: An integrative group work approach for difficult clients.

Paper Presentation at 29th ISAASWG, 2007. Linking and Inclusion in Group Work: Using the Needs ABC Integrated Approach to help group members to feel more connected and included.

3 Hour Workshop. The Integration Gateway: The Needs-ABC Model: An Integrative Group Work approach for Difficult Clients. Addictions Ontario Conference.

NASAP, Poster: Modeling social interest in group work practice: The Needs ABC Model. Vancouver BC.

McGill Legal Clinic - Information and Referral for Clients Affected by Domestic Violence. 

John Abbott College - John Pestana - Social Science - Violence Against Women

An Overview of Domestic Violence. McGill School of Nursing - 3rd year students.

2006

Paper Presentation at 28th ISAASWG, 2006. "Solfege": Using the Needs ABC Group Work approach.

90 Minute Workshop at 28th  ISAASWG, 2006. "Meta One, Two, Three,

Phor:" The meta message in social work with groups.

CLSC de la Montagne - 25 half-day trainings on Anger Management and the Needs ABC Model

Centre Jeunesse - Four day workshop on Anger Management (with Jason Phelps).

CLSC Metro -Two day workshop on Anger Management (with Flo Brend).

CLSC Metro -Two day workshop on Anger Management (with Jason Phelps).

Be Curious not Furious: Dealing with difficult clients. CP Employee Assistance and Healthcare Department.

McGill University School of Nursing - Master's Level - Domestic Violence

Project Pride - Choice of Drug vs. Relational Needs

Ami-Quebec - Anger Management and MI

QAMFT Conversation Café - Be Curious Not Furious: Dealing With Difficult Clients

2005

Kanesatake Health Services - Four day workshop on Anger Management (with Flo Brend).

Tracom - Full day workshop on Anger Management (with Jason Phelps).

Centre Jeunesse Emploi - Three half-day workshops on The Montreal Model (with Jason Phelps) - French Language Presentation.

Centre Jeunesse Emploi - Full day workshop on Anger Management (with Jason Phelps) - French Language Presentation.

Paper Presentation at 27th ISAASWG, 2005. "First Impressions:" Treatment considerations from first contact to first group. With Jason Phelps.

90 Minute Workshop at 27th ISAASWG, 2005. "Building bridges to client needs in groups: An integrated approach to formulating Group Work interventions." With Jason Phelps.

Half-Day Institute at 27th  ISAASWG, 2005. "Seeing the forest for the trees:"

The encouragement of objectivity as a bridge to the assimilation of goals in group work. With Jason Phelps.

Group intervention with abused women as a means of protecting children. Presented at the 6th National Child Welfare Symposium, Protecting Children, Helping Adults: Bringing Two Worlds Closer Together, Montréal, May 26 And 27, 2005 with Julia Krane, PhD.

CACCF Annual Addictions Conference. "One Step at a Time ... :" Effective group work techniques that promote collaboration, responsibilization and behavioural change. Toronto, On.

2000-2004

2004 - Kahnawake Shakotiia'takehnhas Community Services- Five half-day workshops on Anger Management and group work practice.

2004 - Co-morbidité de la violence conjugale et de la toxicomanie: recherché et pratique. Workshop presented at 10 ans de recherches en partenariat en violence conjugale: Un effort commun de partage des savoirs et des actions. CRI-VIFF : Drummondville, QC.

2002 - Effective Clinical Group Work  Strategies and Interventions: Using Process to Promote Emotional Self-Disclosure. Pre-Symposium Institute presented at the 24th International Symposium AASWG - NYC.

2002 - "Messing with Mr. In-Between:" Group work that accentuates the positive with a focus on exceptionality. Workshop presented at the 24th International Symposium AASWG - NYC.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (2002).  "The Forgotten Moment:  Therapeutic resiliency and its promotion in social work with groups." Social Work with Groups, 24 (2), 5-26.

Brown, T., Caplan, T., Werk, A. & Seraganian, P. (2001, June). Validity of reports of conjugal violence in the couples of men attending alcoholism treatment. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

T. Brown, T.  Caplan, A. Werk, P. Seraganian. Addiction Research Program, Douglas Hospital/McGill University (June, 2001).  Conjugal Violence In Couples Of Men Attending Alcoholism Treatment. Research Society on Alcoholism Annual Conference, Montreal.

Brown, T.G., Caplan, T., Seraganian, P, & Werk, A. (2000). The response to conjugal violence in substance abuse  treatment settings. ERIC  Report No. 449-403: Greensboro, NC.

Brown, T.G., Caplan, T., Werk, A. & Seraganian, P. (2000, August). The Response to Conjugal Violence in Substance Abuse Treatment Settings. Poster session submitted for presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Workshop on Group Work facilitation - AASWG Symposium - Toronto - 2000

"The McGill Model; the first five years: Review, Revision and reflection on a multidimensional model for effective group work ." [With Harle Thomas] Paper presented at the XX Annual AASWG Symposium: October, 2000.

1990-1999

Brown, T., Werk, A., Caplan, T.,  Sereganian, P.  (1999).  "Violent Substance Abusers in Domestic Violence Treatment."  Violence and Victims..  Violence and Victims, 14(2).

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (1998).  "Spinning the Group Process Wheel:  Effective Facilitation Techniques for Motivating Involuntary Client Groups" Social Work With Groups.  Volume 21(4).

Brown,T.G.., Werk, A., Caplan, T., Shields, N.  and Sereganian, P. (1998). "The Incidence and Characteristics of Violent Men in Substance Abuse Treatment." Addictive Behaviors. Vol. 23, No.5, pp. 573-586.

Caplan, T.  Werk, A.  (1998). "Non-Violent Group Supervision within a Violence Clinic Context." Presented at the McGill University School of Social Work Professional Day for field instructors and other interested professionals. December 9th, 1998

Werk, A., & Caplan, T. (1998)."Non-Violent Group Supervision within a Violence Clinic Context." Presented at the XIX International Symposium of AASWG, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. October 25, 1997

Werk, A., Caplan, T.  (1997). "Non-Violent Supervision within a Violence Clinic Context."  Presented at the Congress of the Learned Societies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. June 13, 1997.

Brown, T., Werk, A., Caplan, T.,  Sereganian, P.  (1997). "Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment." [With Thomas Brown, Annette Werk and Peter Sereganian].  A poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention.  Chicago, August, 1997.

Brown, T., Werk, A., Caplan, T.,  Sereganian, P.  (1997). "Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment." [With Thomas Brown, Annette Werk and Peter Sereganian].  Presented at the 5th International Family Violence Research Conference: July, 1997.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (1995). "If This is Week Three, We Must Be Doing Feelings: Understanding the Benefits of the Open Group Model In Feminist-Informed Treatment Groups for Men Who Batter." Presented at the XVII Annual AASWG Symposium: October, 1995.

Caplan, T. & Thomas, H. (1995). "All Clients are Involuntary, Whose Fault Is It?: An Exploration of Client and Therapist Resistance in Group Work Practice." Presented at the XVII Annual AASWG Symposium: October, 1995.

Brown, T. Werk, A., Paré, L.  (1995). "Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment." Presented at the 4th International Family Violence Research Conference: July, 1995.

Brown, T.G., Werk, A., Caplan, T. and Seraganian, P. (1997a)."Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment." Presented at the 4th International Family Violence Research Conference: July, 1995. 

Brown, T.G., Werk, A., Caplan, T. and Seraganian, P. (1997b). "Violent substance abusers in treatment: A distinct clinical sub-group?" Invited paper presentation to the Douglas Hospital Research Center-Neuroscience Division, Montreal, April 21, 1997.

Brown, T.G., Werk, A., Caplan, T. and Seraganian, P. (1997c). "Violent men are also dependent on psychoactive substances: Their incidence in treatment and characteristics."  Paper presented at the 5th International Family Violence Research Conference, University of New Hampshire, June-July, 1997.

Brown, T.G., Werk, A., Caplan, T. and Seraganian, P. (1997d). "Violent substance abusers in treatment."  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, August 1997.

Caplan, T.  (1992). "Groupwork Practice With Elementary School children Relative to School Climate." Baron de Hirsch institute.

Caplan, T.  (1990).  "A retrospective study of a non-clinical population of women who left abusive relationships." M.S.W. research report (McGill University. School of Social Work).

 


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