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Digital Seminar

Domestic Violence: Treatment Strategies to Stop the Cycle and Heal the Pain


Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Joan Benz
Duration:
6 Hours 05 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jun 17, 2015
Product Code:
POS048225
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Clients who are victims of domestic abuse may not be seeing you because they want to escape their abusive home or need treatment for PTSD or trauma. A client who has or is experiencing abuse may be coming to see you for marital issues, anxiety, depression or any other common symptom never revealing the underlying abuse and violence. It will be up to you to uncover their secrets and identify red flags.

How can you deliver truly effective treatment for victims of domestic violence (DV) if you never know they are in a violent relationship?

As a survivor of domestic violence and therapist for over twelve years, I can show you effective, evidence-based treatment strategies for victims of domestic violence. We will discuss strategies to help you identify red flags, get your client to open up about their abuse and develop a safety plan to help them escape their violent home.

We will also explore various therapeutic methods to help your client cope with PTSD, trauma, anxiety and other common issues. Additionally, we will discuss how to treat children who have been exposed to domestic violence and how to help them as adults.

You will never know what goes on at home when your client leaves your office. It is vital to your practice that you know how to recognize red flags and understand strategies that work to help victims of domestic violence.
 

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 06/17/2015. It was last reviewed on 03/08/2019 and is valid until 03/07/2022.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 6.3 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 7.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Faculty

Joan Benz Related seminars and products: 1

PhD, MSW, LCSW


Joan Benz, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is a survivor of 22 years of domestic violence, and the mother of three sons who witnessed the violence. After escaping from her abusive husband, she spent several years in intensive therapy to recover from PTSD. Dr. Benz then went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in Social Work, Psychology and Sociology, an MSW from The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Louis University. Dr. Benz’s dissertation is on the “Life Experiences of Adults Who Witnessed Domestic Violence as Children.” She worked for over 10 years at a non-profit agency where she was a supervisor/ therapist working mainly with children and families that were victims of violence and/ or abuse. She has shared her personal story numerous times and used her experiences to advocate for other victims of domestic violence as a therapist, expert witness and consultant. Dr. Benz now works in private practice as a psychotherapist. Her specialties include domestic violence, couples therapy, OCD, PTSD, trauma and anxiety. Dr. Benz is also an adjunct professor in the MSW program at Washington University in St. Louis teaching Differential Diagnosis, Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Applied Behavior Therapy, and she provides several workshops each year on several topics including domestic violence, working with adolescents, clinical interventions and therapy techniques. She is president of the St. Louis Family Violence Council.


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Objectives

  1. Describe the dynamics of domestic violence and control tactics used by the perpetrator.
  2. Discover red flags of abuse and how to recognize when domestic violence is occurring.
  3. Utilize strategies to help a victim share their story in the therapeutic session.
  4. Develop a safety plan with the client to help them leave an abusive or violent home.
  5. Demonstrate evidence-based treatment strategies to treat PTSD, trauma, anxiety and other common issues.
  6. Integrate guided imagery, narrative therapy and poetry into treatment for victims of domestic violence.
  7. Discover interventions to help children who have witnessed domestic violence as well as how to help adult victims.

Outline

Foundations of Domestic Violence (DV)

  • Typology of the perpetrator
  • Power and manipulation
  • Control tactics used by perpetrator
  • Substance abuse and domestic violence
  • Psychological, emotional, sexual and financial abuse

Assessment & Techniques to Help DV Victims Share their Story

  • Red flags to assess whether violence is occurring or is likely to occur
  • Victim perspective vs. what society assumes
  • 9 things not to say to victims
  • Key concepts to know when working with victims
    • Pressure by others feels like abuse
    • Rational solutions vs. irrational situations
    • Victim must give up the dream before they can leave
    • Victim’s survival instinct to keep abuser happy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strength-based perspective
  • Empowerment
  • Rapport building techniques
  • Strategies to help a victim leave a violent relationship
  • Safety planning

Evidence-Based Treatment Interventions

  • Assess for PTSD, anxiety, trauma and other mental health issues
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Narrative therapy
  • Anxiety ladder
  • Strategies to control unhealthy thoughts
  • Guided Imagery
  • Relaxation skills
  • Mastery over thoughts
  • Strategies for processing the guilt of leaving
  • Poetry/song writing
  • Transition from being a victim to a survivor

Treating Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

  • Common effects: PTSD, anxiety, attachment, distrust, dissociative, behavior issues, anger, guilt
  • Long-term effects from childhood that affect adult relationships
  • Social learning theory and how it applies to DV
  • Will girls become victims and boys perpetrators?
  • Use TF-CBT with children to reduce PTSD
  • Strategies to help process anger toward both the victim and abuser
  • Case studies and real life examples from adults who witnessed DV as children

Prevention and Education

  • Micro and macro approaches to stopping the violence
  • Socialization theory
  • Raising our children with less focus on gender roles
  • Ask the right questions

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals

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Comments

Sandra A - WESTWOOD, New Jersey

"excellent genuine informative presentation "

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