This course meets the California pre-licensure requirement for Spousal/Partner Abuse Detection and Intervention (15 clock hours) for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs.
This course is based on three CEmobile courses:
Course Description: This course examines the major issues and current controversies in the field, provides background information on each type of family violence, and offers strategies for combating domestic abuse. In an informative discussion designed to enhance counselors’ ability to assess and treat each type of family violence, this course covers both well-recognized forms of maltreatment, such as the abuse of women, and less understood issues, such as female-on-male intimacy violence, same-sex violence, and dating violence and stalking. Case studies throughout the text illustrate clinical applications in action.
In addition, while there are numerous interventions designed to reduce trauma-induced mental health symptoms, most were originally developed to address events that have occurred in the past (e.g., combat, childhood sexual abuse). This course reviews the trauma-based treatments that have been designed or modified specifically for intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors and provides cautions and recommendations for moving forward.
Finally, this course includes a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violence (SV) and its consequences. These strategies focus on promoting social norms that protect against violence; teaching skills to prevent SV; providing opportunities, both economic and social, to empower and support girls and women; creating protective environments; and supporting victims/survivors to lessen harms.
We allow you to obtain the textbook on your own to afford you greater flexibility. You can borrow from the library or a friend, or purchase a new or used copy for yourself or with a group of friends.
Course Credit(s): 15 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Book-Based and Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): David M. Lawson, PhD, Carole Warshaw, MD, Cris M. Sullivan, PhD, Kathleen C. Basile, PhD, Sarah DeGue, PhD, Kathryn Jones, MSW, Kimberley Freire, PhD, Jenny Dills, MPH, Sharon G. Smith, PhD, Jerris L. Raiford, PhD
Content Publisher(s): American Counseling Association; National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Lawson is a professor in the Department of Human Services and teaches in the master’s program in clinical mental health and the doctoral program in school psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also maintains a private practice working primarily with survivors of interpersonal trauma.
Dr. Warshaw is Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, and the Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative
Dr. Sullivan is Professor of Ecological/Community Psychology and Director of the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence at Michigan State University. She is also a Senior Fellow of MSU’s Office on Outreach and Engagement.
Dr. Basile serves as the Lead Behavioral Scientist of the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She served as acting team lead of the Etiology Team and then served as permanent team lead for seven years before the division reorganized and she moved to lead the Sexual Violence and Child Maltreatment Team in the Research and Evaluation Branch of DVP. Dr. Basile received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Alfred University in Alfred, NY, and her Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in sociology from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She has authored or coauthored more than 80 presentations, journal articles, chapters, reports, and other publications.
Dr. DeGue is a Behavioral Scientist at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Kathryn Jones is a Senior Program Analyst of the CDC’s Classifications and Public Health Data Standards Staff, National Center for Health Statistics.
Dr. Freire is a Behavioral Scientist at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Dr. Dills is a Health Scientist at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, 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. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 15 clinical continuing education clock hours.