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Domestic Violence:

Spousal and Partner Abuse



is a 15
unit course

in fulfillment of the CA BOP prelicensure requirement and the
BBS mandated continuing education requirement

If you are in danger call 911 or
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800 799 SAFE or
National Sexual Assault Hotline:
800 656 HOPE

This course provides a comprehensive overview of domestic violence, details numerous research studies and findings from state and local domestic violence programs, and reviews case experiences of advocates who work with victims and batterers. Protocols and policies for criminal justice system, legal, and coordinated community-based interventions are also examined, along with summaries of federal and state laws relevant to domestic violence prevention and interventions. Aspects of the physical, psychological, and financial impact of domestic violence on its victims, and on children who witness violence, are addressed.


Learning Objectives

In this 15 unit course:

Upon completion of this course, clinicians will be able to:

* Identify the 'red flags', assessment, detection, and signs of spousal or partner abuse

* Identify the 'red flags', assessment, detection, and signs of same gender spousal or partner abuse

* Describe intervention strategies for spousal or partner abuse

* List community resources for spousal or partner abuse

* Discuss cultural factors regarding spousal or partner abuse

* Identify the prevalence and definition of domestic violence, and the dynamics of domestic violence.

* Advocate for victims of domestic violence.

* Discuss how the criminal justice system responds to domestic violence, including relevant federal and state domestic violence laws.

* List the effects of domestic violence on children.

* Develop a coordinated response to domestic violence.


This course meets the qualifications for15 hours of continuing education units

is approved by the:

CA BBS - California Board of Behavioral Science accepts our CE Provider Approvals through APA, NASW, and NBCC. Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling (BAP 753 )
NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals (#575)
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Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1761)
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners (#6246)

maintains responsibility for the program.



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Around the world at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Most often the abuser is a member of her own family.
Ending violence against women, a report from the Center for Communications Programs, Johns Hopkins University

Approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men are raped and/or physicallyassaulted by an intimate partner each year.
Center for Disease Control

Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety and violence towards peers. Adolescents are also more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution and commit sexual assault crimes.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

More women than men experience intimate partner violence. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey, 1 out of 4 U.S. women has been physically assaulted or raped by an intimate partner; 1 out of every 14 U.S. men reported such an experience
Center for Disease Control


These statistics shock and horrify me, as a therapist with 25 years experience in the field, including time supervising interns at a Battered Women's Shelter. I keep looking back on my practice, wondering how many of my patients have been victims of spousal and partner abuse; how much I have missed.

This 15 unit course
'red flags'
intervention strategies including
community resources
cultural factors
substance abuse,

same gender abuse dynamics, and
spousal or partner abuse

and may be taken in fulfillment of the CA BBS& BOP mandated continuing abuse requirement

Cost of the 15 unit course is $165

All material included in this course is either in the public domain, or used with express permission.


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Domestic Violence - Partner & Spousal Abuse

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