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Tom Caplan, Adjunct Professor

Tom Caplan

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Tom Caplan is a social worker in private practice who works with individuals, couples, families and groups. He is an adjunct professor at McGill University in the School of Social Work and director and supervisor of 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 the Clinical Director of the Montreal Psychotherapy Centre and is the founder and supervisor of the Montreal Anger Management Centre. Tom is on the faculty of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. Tom also presents workshops, gives trainings and lectures in universities, junior colleges and local community centers. He has participated in research projects in collaboration with McGill University, Concordia University, the Jewish General Hospital and the Douglas Hospital. Tom is on the editorial board of Social Work with Groups, is a certified marriage and family therapist and a certified marriage and family therapy supervisor (A.A.M.F.T.), an internationally certified alcohol and drug counsellor (I.C.A.D.C.) and a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec (OPTSQ).

Résumé

Research

Defina, P., Krane, J. & Caplan, T. Mothering through the storm of domestic violence: An examination of issues in intervention. Funding Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). $17,500.00 (2006-2007).

Brown, T.G., Caplan, T. & Werk, A. "Transfer of Valid Assessment and Brief Intervention Technology for Substance Abuse into Conjugal Violence Settings". Funding Agency: Conseil Québecois de la Recherche Sociale (CQRS). $30,000  (2001-2002).

Co-Principal Investigator, Conseil québécois de la recherche sociale (CQRS). Grant for project "Transfert de connaissances et technologies sur le dépistage et le traitment bref des femmes violentées et toxicomanes admises dans ces centres refuge.". $30,000.00 (2001-2002).

Co-Principal Investigator, Integrated Intervention for Substance abuse in Conjugal Violence $10,000.00 (2000 to 2003).

Co-Principal Investigator, Conseil québécois de la recherche sociale (CQRS). Grant for project "Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment". $79,000.00 (1997-1999).

Co-Principal Investigator, Conseil québécois de la recherche sociale (CQRS). Grant for project "Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment". $83,000.00 (1994- 1996).

Two year follow-up on McGill Violence Clinic clients. Completed August 1995.

Co-Principal Investigator, La Groupe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Contre la Violence (GRIV). Seed grant for project "Violent Substance Abusers in Treatment". $2,500.00 (1994).

Co-Principal Investigator, "Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence: The present situation in Quebec and future directions". Literature review Commissioned by the Comité permanente de la lutte contre les drogues-Gouvernement du Québec (Standing Committee of the Fight Against Drugs-Government of Quebec). $6,200.00 (1998-1999).

Publications

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. In press.

Caplan, T. (2010). 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 etfamiliaux du Québec, Numéro 133 (2010.2) : (66-74).

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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