Not Your Usual Intimate Partner Violence Training

A Deeper Understanding and Exploration of Survivor, Abuser and Therapist

3 CE Credits - $60

Instructor: Mimi Lind, LCSW

Course Description

Please note: The content of this course is similar to “A Deeper Understanding of Domestic Violence (Parts I and II)”.

Intimate partner violence (which is the same as domestic violence/DV) is common in every culture, race, religion and community – which means that it’s even more important for mental health professionals to be well versed in working with the aftermath.

While many of us have taken “DV 101” multiple times, and heard our clients talk about DV in their past, this learning experience will go beyond the basics. Specifically, you will gain a deeper understanding of therapist countertransference, cultural implications in treatment of victims/survivors, and how to identify an abuser in individual or couples therapy and to problem solve requests for couples treatment.

Safety implications for non-mandated anger management therapies will be discussed along with using behavioral contracts for safety and accountability, and addressing legal and ethical concerns like mandated reporting.

This is a video recording of a live session.  A variety of topics were covered and the material was woven into examples from real client experiences. A focus on countertransference will help clinicians be better and safer professionals by providing a truly non-biased, safe space for clients.

Elevate You CE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elevate You CE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The great news is that most states allow Licensed Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists to gain credits from APA approved sponsors. If you are unsure if your state does, just reach out and we will let you know.

Educational Objectives

  1. List 5 identifying characteristics of a perpetrator in any clinical setting.
  2. Describe 3 ways countertransference can increase risk to victims of domestic violence.
  3. Create culturally appropriate safety plans to enhance safety of both the victim and abuser.
  4. Demonstrate ability to address DV dynamics that arise during couples’ therapy in order to increase trust and safety for all involved.


First Half:

  • Brief review of DV basics and mandated reporting. Clinical issues of safety,
    identification, cultural implications, treatment.

Second Half:

  • Counter transference exercises, class discussion and vignettes.

Developed by Mimi Lind, LCSW and John Eckelman, PhD

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