Available by home study online course (live online broadcast and live seminar by arrangement) This is a current contents course on family violence. This study presents the emerging controversies in this area of study; to present both sides and invite the learner to consider the arguments. Meets all US state requirements for domestic violence education.

Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2022

Description: This course explores the development of the literature on intimate partner violence.  Beginning with a cursory discussion on anger the study moves into a primer on attachment theory and its connection to how individuals have violent responses to anxiety and frustration and yet others may be vulnerable to victimization.  A concerted effort has been made to provide a variety of assessment and treatment tools throughout the study which should prove useful to practitioners.  What we are learning about intimate partner violence precedes the discussion on batterers and victims.  Batterer typologies are presented and discussed.  Victims are described including a discussion about the connection between attachment experiences and victimization.  A discussion of partner violence would be remiss without discussing the effects on subpopulations and here we discuss children, elders, and same-sex couples. This study presents the emerging controversies in this area of study; to present both sides and invite the learner to consider the arguments.

1.  Participants will be able to discuss types of anger, psychobiological manifestations, and intervention tips.
2.  Participants will be able to discuss the relationship of attachment style to violence.
3.  Participants will be able to describe interventions specific to resolving attachment disturbances. 
4.  Participants will be able to describe gender-related differences in the expression of emotions.
5.  Participants will be able to describe incidence and prevalence of intimate partner violence.
6.  Participants will be able to articulate profile information for batterers and victims.
7.  Participants will be able to discriminate conflicting science in a manner that serves clients. 

CE Credits:  6

Hour One: Anger
Hour Two: Attachment theory primer
Hour Three: Intimate Partner Violence
Hour Four: Batterers
Hour Five: Victims
Hour Six: Other populations

CE Broker#: 20-328839

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area: Social and cultural foundations, Treatment knowledge, Helping relationship, Domestic violence, Addictions, Clinical evaluation and assessment, Abuse and trauma, Special populations/problems, Behavior disorders.

Purpose: To equip the practitioner with an evidence-based understanding of the issues that underlies violence in relationships.

Target Audience:  Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.


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We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
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Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.

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