Intimate Partner Violence (7 CEU Credit)

  • Price: $ 69


Intimate Partner Violence

7 Continuing Education Credits/Hours- Online Course
Developed by Rachel Negar Partiali, Ph.D.
This course fulfills domestic violence requirement for CA Marriage and
Family Therapists and Social Workers
CE Credits (CEUs) approved by CAMFT


Domestic violence is an epidemic that impacts individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of race, nationality, socioeconomic status, age, or sexual orientation.
The after-effects of abuse exist long after its cessation, as violence impacts individuals on multiple levels. Individuals can experience short-term effects of the abuse, or may suffer from lifelong consequences of the violence, such as chronic health concerns, psychological trauma, and even death. Intimate partner violence also has detrimental impacts on children who witness the violence. This comprehensive course includes six parts of up-to-date information on intimate partner violence, along with relevant case scenarios, and summary key points.
Part I of the document consists of three sections, including an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV), risk factors for IPV, and developments in the field of domestic violence. Part II consists of four sections that discuss consequences of IPV, barriers to escaping a violent relationship, stages of change for victims of IPV, and prevention approaches. Part III addresses treatment approaches for both victims and batterers, along with crisis intervention techniques. Part IV identifies updates in the DSM-5 that address intimate partner violence, and assessment tools are provided for children, victims, and batterers. Part V consists of laws pertaining to the clinician's role in the identification and response to intimate partner violence. Lastly, Part VI identifies patterns in successful couples. The course concludes with resources for users, such as a tip sheet for supporting children and youth exposed to domestic violence, a sample of a safety plan, assessment tools to measure IPV in victims and batterers, an
assessment tool to measure the impact of IPV on children, along with a list of community resources.

Educational Objectives:
This course will teach participants to

  • Identify the pattern of abusive and threatening behaviors in intimate partner violence.
  • Note prevalence and demographics of intimate partner violence.
  • Detect the risk factors for intimate partner violence.
  • Identify characteristics of batterers.
  • Summarize the theoretical developments in the field of intimate partner violence.
  • Indicate the consequences of intimate partner violence for adults.
  • Indentify the consequences of children’s experience to witnessing intimate partner violence.
  • Describe barriers to escaping a violent relationship.
  • Summarize the stages of change and processes of change, as pertaining to victims of domestic violence.
  • Note prevention strategies currently being utilized.
  • Summarize treatment approaches for victims of intimate partner abuse, and for batterers.
  • Utilize a crisis intervention model in working with victims of intimate partner abuse.
  • Note updates in the DSM-5 that are related to domestic violence.
  • Apply assessment tools for measuring intimate partner violence for victims and perpetrators.
  • Apply an assessment tool to measure children’s exposure to domestic violence.
  • Identify relevant legal considerations.
  • Summarize patterns in successful couples.

Course Syllabus:

Part I

  • Overview of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
  • National statistics on intimate partner violence
  • Teen dating violence
  • California statistics on intimate partner violence
  • Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence
  • Substance abuse and intimate partner violence
  • Characteristics of batterers
  • Warning signs of abuse
  • Developments in the Field of Domestic Violence
  • The Cycle of Abuse
  • Power and Control Wheel
  • Equality Wheel
  • Self-psychological perspective
  • Four patterns of violence

Part II

  • Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Impact on children
  • Societal costs
  • Barriers to Escaping a Violent Relationship
  • Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS)
  • Traumatic bonding
  • Women who are violent in intimate partner relationships
  • Stages of Change
  • Process of change
  • Prevention

Part III

  • Treatment for Victims of IPV
  • The Duluth Model
  • Safety
  • Empowerment
  • Loss and grief
  • Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief
  • Trauma-focused treatment
  • Systemic approach
  • Advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Treatment for Batterers
  • Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs)
  • Pacing and leading approach
  • The self-psychological approach
  • Crisis Intervention with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Part IV

  • DSM-5 and Intimate Partner Violence
  • Assessment
  • Assessment of domestic violence in adults
  • Secondary victimization
  • Assessment of children’s exposure to domestic violence

Part V

  • Legal Considerations
  • Penal Codes
  • Tarasoff and the Duty to Protect
  • California Evidence Code 1024
  • Child abuse reporting
  • Elder and dependent adult mandate reporting
  • The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013)
  • Domestic violence restraining order

Part VI

  • Patterns in Successful Couples
  • Gottman’s Seven Principles
  • Gottman’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix A: Tip sheet for supporting children and youth exposed to domestic violence
  • Appendix B: Domestic violence personalized safety plan
  • Appendix C: Assessment tools to measure intimate partner violence for victims and perpetrators
  • Appendix D: Child Exposure to Domestic Violence (CEDV) manual and scale
  • Appendix E: Community Resources


Plan Name Price
Intimate Partner Violence (7 Unit) : $ 69


Rachel Negar Partiali, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel Negar Partiali is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY25775) in private practice in Santa Monica. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from UCLA, where she majored in Psychology. She later earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). Post-doctorate, Dr. Partiali obtained advanced clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA), earning a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. During her two-year training at WILA, she worked at the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Program, serving adult patients in the intensive outpatient program. Dr. Partiali has also worked at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), providing psychotherapy to the UCLA student population. In addition to providing therapy, Dr. Partiali was a Teaching Assistant in a Professional Roles graduate course. She has published the following articles: “Substance use and abuse, social class and counseling”, “The racial and ethnic identity formation process of second-generation South Asian Americans---A phenomenological study,” and “Structural correlates of apathy in Alzheimer’s Disease.”

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