Child Witnesses to IPV: For Florida Mental Health Professionals 2nd Ed. is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Nov 28, 2016 - Nov 28, 2019.
Recent studies on intrafamilial violence indicate that a significant percentage of American children are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) and family violence, and as a result, experience negative outcomes well into adulthood and are in need of mental health services. Helping professionals are likely to encounter clients who have experienced IPV and children who have been exposed to family violence.
This intermediate-level course is designed for Florida mental health professionals and discusses the detrimental effects of IPV on child witnesses, the complex issues and negative sequelae that accompany exposure to IPV, and their impact on the mental health needs of children. The course discusses internalizing and externalizing behaviors of children exposed to IPV, and trauma symptoms are explored in terms of attachment, biological processes, cognition, affect regulation, dissociation, behavioral control, and self-concept. Clinicians will also learn about countertransferential reactions, vicarious traumatization, and clinician self-care. The course is designed for Florida counselors, and marriage and family therapists working with children and families in various settings.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.