Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. This course seeks to address the system of care that interacts with those affected by domestic violence. 

Note: This is an approved 2CE course that meets the domestic violence content requirements for license renewal for Florida Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. The content also meets requirements in other states as well please check our approvals page and your state board. Resources provided are for all fifty states.

Note for Initial Licensure candidates: If you are considering this course for initial licensure domestic violence course requirements please consider ordering the Domestic Violence Core Course, Domestic Violence: The Basics or the Florida Initial Licensure Combo Course.

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:  Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, assault, battery, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. This course seeks to address the system of care that interacts with those affected by domestic violence. While learning essential core knowledge concerning domestic violence; including incidence and prevalence the learner will gain an insider's glimpse of the survivor's experience. Case examples will highlight a complex myriad of issues, identify skills needed to address the problems and discuss attitudes and values that can impede or advance efforts to support survivors and respond to violence. Resources are throughout the study guide as well as made available through website references.

CE Credits:  2

1.  Participants will be able to define terminology relevant to domestic violence.
2.  Participants will be able to utilize a framework of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for understanding and working with domestic violence.
3.  Participants will be able to describe survivor experiences and dilemmas.
4.  Participants will be able to implement an interdisciplinary approach to domestic violence in their practice.
Hour One:  Introduction, Terminology, Incidence and Prevalence Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, Multidisciplinary Providers
Hour Two:  Case Examples, Personal Violence History, Professional Abuse

CE Broker #:  20-211245

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, Counseling evaluation and assessment, Abuse and trauma, Special populations, Behavior disorder.

Purpose: The purpose for this study is to promote effective, non-defensive domestic violence intervention that is provided with competence and security for victims, and perpetrators, in interdisciplinary collaboration with other professionals who can demonstrate their own unique contributions without the negative effects of role blurring and competition for turf.

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.


National Board for Certified Counselors (N.B.C.C.) Program Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #: 5978.                  
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.           
Program Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Social Work:  State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education.
The following states accept our national approvals (NBCC) for social work CE:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
We are approved in two states for social work (Florida and Alabama).
The following states accept Program Services CE if other state SW boards have approved our CE. (Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.)    
These states specify cross-disciplinary CE is acceptable, have no specified requirements/limitations, or that social workers can self- submit after the fact: 
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico.
Program Services has not applied for CE for social work in New York, Hawaii, Iowa, and Minnesota.

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) #86395
Florida Board of Nursing FBN #2456 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Office of School Psychology. BAP#162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
Florida Certification Board, Inc. #159A
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners #0339
Georgia Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
South Carolina Board of Nursing  CEBroker provider #50-1651
District Columbia Board of Nursing CEBroker provider #50-1651
Allied profession approvals can be found at

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