Interpersonal Violence Healing and Prevention Specialist


Pre-register for this certification by placing a $500 non-refundable deposit and  full certification will be $1200



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.

Timely topics such as dealing with the identification and aftermath of school violence is presented in one course and intervening with suicidal adolescents in another.  Treatment for specific problems is discussed such as helping survivors regain healthy sexual relationships and integrating those with fragmented personalities from dissociation. Techniques are described from different theoretical orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic and interpersonal relationships, feminist therapy, play therapy, and the Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program. Case examples are integrated in the courses.

Part IV Covers the various ways mental health professionals can create safe office spaces to facilitate healing from trauma in five courses. One course deals with how to set up the office paying attention to client internal as well as external safety. Use of the various Apps found on social media as part of treatment or as exercises to reinforce healing is another course. Attention to ethical issues no matter what professional discipline along with appropriate record keeping and writing good reports will assist practitioners in staying safe by working safe. The program closes with attention focused on compassion fatigue and keeping oneself safe from developing reactions to dealing with so much trauma.

Part I. Foundational Understanding of Trauma Impact

  • What is Psychological Trauma
  • Major Types of InterPersonal Violence (IPV)
  • Biological Impact from Trauma
  • Legal Regulations, Guidelines & Record Keeping
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault, Harassment, Exploitation & Rape
  • Sex Trafficking

1.8 Child Abuse and Maltreatment

Part II. Trauma Assessment Techniques

2.1 Initial Evaluation and Diagnosis (LW)

2.2 Typical Standardized Tests and Other Assessment Tools (LW)

2.3 Risk Assessment (DS)

2.4 Child Abuse Allegations & Interview Techniques LW

2.5 Child Custody When Trauma is Alleged LW

2.6 Assessing Efficacy of Psychotherapy LW

Part III. Trauma-Specific Intervention Techniques

3.1 Goal Setting and Selecting Psychotherapy Techniques

3.2 Anxiety Reduction Techniques

3.3 Reducing Trauma Triggers and Reexperiences

3.4 Stabilizing Mood Disorders including Depression

3.5 Intervention With Domestic Violence Survivors with BWS

3.6 Intervention With Sex Trafficked Survivors (GG)

3.7 Intervention With Complex Trauma and Dissociation (ED)

3.8 STEP (TJ)

3.9 Substance Abuse and Self Injurious Behavior (RN)

3.10 Suicide Intervention (SP)

3.11 School Violence (SP)

3.12 Re-establishing Healthy Sexual Relationships (RN)

3.13 Feminist Therapy (LW)

3.14 Play Therapy with Children (RC)

3.15 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)

4.4 Writing Reports (LW)

4.5 Using APPs (GG)




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