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Webinar: Treating Individuals Living with Domestic Violence and Substance Use
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Webinar: Treating Individuals Living with Domestic Violence and Substance Use

This webinar will focus on exploring conceptualizations of intimate partner violence and the role of substance use, with an emphasis on applying trauma-informed principles. Attendees will learn how to recognize signs that individuals have been impacted by intimate partner violence, as well as evidence-supported clinical interventions for concurrently treating the interpersonal trauma and substance use.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/13/2019
When: Friday, September 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Susie Kowalsky, MA, LCPC
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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Although intimate partner violence and substance use are both very prevalent, they are frequently misunderstood, stigmatized, and silenced. To be effective in serving vulnerable populations, treatment providers must develop their awareness of intimate partner violence dynamics, skills for building therapeutic alliances with affected individuals, and knowledge about how to effectively serve this population, with a focus on avoiding re-traumatization. This webinar will focus on exploring conceptualizations of intimate partner violence and the role of substance use, with an emphasis on applying trauma-informed principles. Attendees will learn how to recognize signs that individuals have been impacted by intimate partner violence, as well as evidence-supported clinical interventions for concurrently treating the interpersonal trauma and substance use. 

Objectives:

  • Understand introductory facts, figures, and models of intimate partner violence
  • Explore the intersection of intimate partner violence and substance use  
  • Identify appropriate responses for working with this population
Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Presented by:

Susie Kowalsky, MA, LCPC has been serving vulnerable communities for more than a decade through direct clinical services as well as by delivering training and consultation to service providers. Susie works as a therapist and clinical supervisor at Thresholds, supporting young people and their families who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. As a trauma therapist, Susie has worked with diverse populations to address issues related to complex trauma, substance use, mental illness, chronic health conditions, sexual orientation and gender identity, couple and family relationships, and systemic oppression. Susie also runs Practice for Progress, where she provides trainings and consultation to students, clinicians, programs, and organizations on a local and national level. In her roles as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and consultant, Susie emphasizes a relational approach, in which healthy connection facilitates the development of insight, practice of new skills, and curiosity for continued growth.

 
CEUs:
Up to 2.0 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided at no cost for individuals meeting the attendance requirements and complete the training evaluation.
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #A-001
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676