Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Abuse

Mental health professionals and other health care providers regularly see patients and clients who are in intimate relationships with violent partners. This course covers the dynamics of domestic violence, barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, the impact of domestic violence on victims, including children, characteristics of perpetrators, screening, assessment, and intervention strategies, safety planning, cultural issues, abuse of active duty military women, and elder abuse.

This CE program is designated as intermediate to advanced.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This course meets the domestic violence requirement for psychologists, MFTs, and LCSWs in California.

This course meets the domestic violence requirement for psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors in Florida.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of domestic violence victims and perpetrators;
  • Identify barriers that prevent victims from leaving abusive relationships;
  • Recognize the phases in the cycle of violence;
  • Screen and assess for domestic violence;
  • Help victims develop a safety plan; and
  • Discuss elder abuse, abuse of active duty women, and domestic violence and the workplace.

 

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  • Part 1: Domestic Violence Basics
  • Part 2: Understanding the Dynamics of Abuse
  • Part 3: Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Part 4: Barriers to Leaving an Abusive Relationship
  • Part 5: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Victims
  • Part 6: Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
  • Part 7: Co-occurrence of Child Maltreatment and DV
  • Part 8: Screening and Assessing for the Presence of DV
  • Part 9: Intervention
  • Part 10: Respecting Diversity
  • Part 11: Abuse of Active Duty Military Women
  • Part 12: Elder Abuse
  • Part 13: The Workplace and Domestic Violence
  • Part 14: Ethical and Legal Issues Related to Domestic Violence
  • Part 15: National and Community Resources
  • Part 16: References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

This material has been compiled and edited by Jill Miller, JD, who graduated from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to practicing law, she was an instructor and developer of educational programs for adults. She is currently vice president in charge of operations and content development for At Health, Inc.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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