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Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course

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Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course – Online CE Course

Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and distinguish between at least two different types of abuse.
  2. Identify at least two spousal/partner abuse warning signs and/or symptoms.
  3. Describe at least two effects of spousal/partner abuse.
  4. Discuss at least two relevant cultural factors.
  5. Explain the clinical impact of IPV on children.
  6. Describe at least two warning signs of spousal/partner abuse later in life.
  7. Discuss at least one clinical strategy of Family Trauma Assessment.
  8. Describe at least two IPV screening tools.
  9. Discuss at least one consideration in treatment planning.
  10. Explain at least two IPV treatment interventions.
  11. Discuss one empirically supported intervention and/or treatment model for IPV.
  12. Identify at least two IPV applicable laws and other legal considerations.
  13. Discuss the relationship between substance abuse and spousal/partner abuse.
  14. Discuss at least two implications for prevention.
  15. Identify at least two relevant resources.

In addition to the course objectives listed above, this course addresses the following content areas related to spousal and partner abuse:

  • Counseling theory and practice
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Assessment
  • Professional practice issues
  • Wellness and prevention

Course Outline:

  1. 1.Overvie
  2. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Awareness
  3. Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization
  4. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Children
  5. Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life
  6. The Connection Between IPV and Substance Abuse
  7. Family Trauma Assessment
  8. Intimate Partner Violence Screening, Detection, and Evaluation
  9. Intimate Partner Violence Intervention and Treatment
    1. Treatment Planning
    2. Trauma Informed Interventions for IPV
    3. Intervention and Treatment Issues
    4. Trauma-Specific Intervention and Treatment Models
    5. Crisis Intervention
  10. Legal Considerations
  11. Implications for Prevention
  12. Resources
  13. References

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT – SAMHSAUS Census BureauCDC

Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT has been in practice for over 20 years (for more details on Nicole Hiltibran’s credentials view our Principals page).  She wrote and compiled the information contained in this course from documents produced by SAMHSA, the US Census Bureau, and the CDC.


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