The continuing education events displayed below cover the topic of IPV, also known as domestic violence. Register today to view an upcoming event or earn CE credits by viewing a homestudy course at any time.
Intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence or domestic abuse, affects individuals of every gender, race, and socioeconomic status. It also takes many forms: physical, emotional, psychological, and financial abuse are a few examples. It’s not always easy for relationship and couples therapists (as well as individual therapists) to identify and help victims and survivors of IPV.
When confronted with a potential case of IPV during therapy, mental health professionals may need to address questions including:
- What are the ethics of intervening or not intervening?
- Are there children involved or in danger of abuse in this situation?
- How do I know who to “believe”?
In states such as Alaska and Florida, a certain number of CE credits with a focus on IPV may be required for renewing licensure. Knowing how to spot subtle signs of IPV, as well as what to do in instances where you suspect IPV may be occurring, could be critical to ensuring a client’s well-being, and in some cases, even life-saving. Continuing education courses on domestic violence and IPV can help professionals navigate ethically grey situations and be better-informed when it comes to helping demographics who may be often overlooked when it comes to domestic violence, including LGBTQ+ individuals and men.
GoodTherapy offers a variety of online domestic violence CE courses for mental health professionals. Topics include Stockholm syndrome and IPV, common myths about domestic violence, and more.
State licensure comparison. (n.d.). Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards. Retrieved from https://amftrb.org/resources/state-licensure-comparison