Interpersonal Violence Healing and Prevention Specialist 2020-12-01T17:09:25-05:00

This program will assist already trained psychotherapists to develop an expertise in assessment and intervention with people who have experienced violence from intimate partners, family members, or other important persons in their lives. The program consists of 28 videos in four different parts.

Part I introduces the concept of trauma and how it impacts on people’s psychological development and their lives.

1.1  Theories about trauma and our biopsychosocial framework.  LW

1.2  Trauma consequences on people’s brain and lifelong health. LW

1.3  Differences and similarities in the major types of interpersonal violence LW

1.4  Overview of sex and human trafficking  (GG)

1.5  Overview of sexual assault, harassment, exploitation & rape (LW)

1.6  Child Abuse

1.7  Attention to guidelines, regulations & forensic implications

Part II focuses on assessment techniques for the different types of interpersonal violence.

2.1 Assessment tips for the initial evaluation (LW)

2.2 Typical standardized tests used & other assessment instruments (LW)

2.3 Risk assessment instruments (DS)

2.4 Assessment tips for child custody where trauma is alleged LW

2.5 Assessment tips for child abuse LW

2.6 Continued assessment measures during therapy LW

Part III focuses on trauma specific therapy techniques

3.1 Basic trauma treatment techniques – reducing anxiety, depression & reexperiencing trauma

3.2 Specific techniques with domestic violence survivors with BWS

3.3 Specific techniques with sex trafficked survivors (GG)

3.4 Specific techniques with complex trauma and dissociation (ED)

3.5 STEP (TJ)

3.6 Substance Abuse and Self Injurious Behavior

3.7 Suicide Intervention (SP)

3.8 School Violence (SP)

3.9 Re-establishing healthy sexual relationships (RN)

3.10 Feminist Therapy (LW)

3.11 Play therapy with children (RC)

3.12 Psychopharmacology (LW)

Part IV Creating Safe Offices

4.1 Avoiding Compassion Fatigue (GG)

4.2 Good record keeping (LW)

4.3 Boundaries and other ethical issues (DS)