Domestic Violence: A Systematic Review of Trauma-Focused Interventions for Domestic Violence Survivors (2 CEU Hours)

A Systematic Review of Trauma-Focused Interventions for

Domestic Violence Survivors

(2 CEU Hours)

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Course Author:  Bryan Glazier, PhD, LMFT, LMHC

Course Text: Warshaw, C., Sullivan, C. & Rivera, E. (2013) A systematic review of trauma-focused interventions for domestic violence survivors. National Center on Domestic Violence Survivors. Retrieved from

Course Objectives:

Through the completion of this course, learners will gain awareness of what is Intimate Partner Violence and the application of trauma-focused intervention in working with IPV survivors:

  1. Define Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
  2. Examine symptoms of IPV survivors.
  3. Explore trauma-focused interventions.
  4. Identify the application of trauma-focused interventions for IPV.
  5. Review potential recommendations and cautions for practitioners.

Course Outline

  1. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    • Epidemic of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
    • Definition of Intimate Partner Violence
  2. Potential Presenting Symptoms Experienced by Survivors of IPV
    • Characteristics
    • Potential Causes
    • Misdiagnosis Risks
  3. Trauma-Focused Interventions
    • Trauma-focused Interventions for Specific Groups of IPV Survivors
    • Integrative Interventions Addressing Trauma for IPV Survivors
  4. Application of trauma-focused interventions for IPV survivors
    • Trauma Recovery vs. Trauma Symptom Reduction
    • Group vs. Individual Sessions
  5. Recommendations and Cautions for Practitioners
    • Understanding Dynamics of IPV
    • Focus on Cultural Influences
    • Use of Non-clinicians For Treatment Delivery