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Harm in the Intimate Partner Relationship? What do I need to do?

The professional and ethical challenges of working with people in unsafe relationships. 

Improve your understanding of domestic abuse in this interactive session. Providers who are not domestic violence specialists need to understand the ethical importance of self-care, skills involved in effective assessment, how to create a safety plan and treatment options. Strengthen your capacity to work with people involved in abusive relationships.  

Learning objectives: 

  • I have increased my understanding of the complexity of abusive relationships. 
  • I have more clarity of the ethical considerations in my professional role when working with people in abusive relationships. 
  • I understand how to talk with clients/individuals about safety plans. 

Speaker Bio: 

Barbara Siegel, LCPC, ICDVP, CCTP is the Director of Clinical Services at SHALVA, a domestic abuse agency in the Jewish community where she has been for 25 years. Ms. Siegel has been instrumental in the SHALVA research project in conjunction with the University of Chicago and University of Massachusetts to dispel the myth that domestic abuse does not happen in the Jewish Community and to develop best practices. Ms. Siegel has facilitated numerous trainings, provides supervision and consults with other clinicians, mental health agencies, Rabbis, attorneys, community organizations and school personal on treating and identifying individuals and families affected by domestic abuse and divorce.   

Susan Pieters is the Community and Professional Training Manager with Between Friends, a non-profit organization in Chicago that provides domestic violence prevention programing and direct service to domestic violence survivors.   Susan has been working with domestic violence survivors and their children since 2003.  She has worked in the court system, in shelters and walk-in centers, and in the medical setting as an assault response advocate in the Detroit area and at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.  She is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional, has a Masters Degree in Women and Gender Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a Concentration in Social Work.  

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Cost: $54. A total of 3.0 will be awarded to social workers, psychologists, and counselors. 2.0 are Ethics CEU’s. 3.0 ICDVP CEU’s ($10 extra) are offered through our partnership with Between Friends.

(Free to JCFS Chicago staff, who must register through UKG Pro Learning)

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