This multi-part webinar series seeks to better equip mental health professionals to respond to clients experiencing domestic violence.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

This training provides an introductory overview of critical safety and ethical concerns for mental health providers responding to domestic violence.  Research suggests that more than half of women seen in mental health care settings may have experienced domestic violence. Many mental health care providers have little or no training in domestic violence and may inadvertently contribute to increased risk for survivors without proper training and knowledge of resources.

Training format and goals

The goal of this training is to provide some initial guidance and education about best practices for mental health providers responding to domestic violence.  The training will highlight ethical and safety considerations throughout while providing participants with an overview of how domestic violence may present in mental health settings, what screening for DV looks like in mental health settings, ethical considerations in screening for domestic violence, how to effectively connect survivors to domestic violence services, best practices when working with survivors of domestic violence as well as with perpetrators of domestic violence, and an overview of safety planning with domestic violence survivors.  Key resources and recommendations will be offered for further education and best practice tools.

Instructor

Jennifer Hopkinson, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the field of mental health for 13 years and specifically with survivors of domestic and sexual violence for 6 years.  She currently manages the counseling program at Clackamas Women's Services.  Jennifer works with survivors directly through counseling and support groups.  She also teaches regular community trainings on the impact of trauma and the intersection of domestic violence and mental health in addition to being involved in larger community efforts in domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention. 
 
Credentials
LCSW.  Approved by the State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker January 5th, 2013.  License Number 5635
MSW, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, June 14, 2008.
B.A. Psychology, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, May 2000.
 
Publications

Hopkinson, J., & Neuringer, A. (2003).  Modifying behavioral variability in moderately depressed students. Behavior Modification, 27 (2), 251-264.

Continuing education credit

OCADSV is pleased to offer one (1) hour of continuing education credit in ETHICS in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers. Applications to receive credit will be considered until September 24, 2015.

To qualify for CEUs, follow the steps below:

  1. View the webinar recording
  2. Score a 75% or higher on the post-test
  3. Submit a completed evaluation

For more information, email [email protected] or call (503) 230-1951.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Presented by Chris Huffine, PsyD, of Allies in Change, this webinar intended for mental health professionals will explore the dynamics of domestic violence, including types of abuse, controlling behaviors, power orientation in couples, and the importance of screening.

This webinar is the second in a five-part series for mental health professionals. It is recommended that attendees view Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence before attending this webinar.

Continuing education credit

OCADSV is able to provide 1.5 hours of CLINICAL continuing education credit in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers - Oregon for viewing the webinar recording through 4/9/16. To receive this credit, you will be required to submit an evaluation and pass a post-test with a score of 70% or better.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Presented by Chris Huffine, PsyD, of Allies in Change, this webinar intended for mental health professionals will discuss how to identify if your client is a victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, screening and response procedures, and connecting your clients with appropriate resources.

    Continuing education credit

    OCADSV is able to provide 1.5 hours of CLINICAL continuing education credit in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers - Oregon for viewing the webinar recording through 4/22/16. To receive this credit, you will be required to submit an evaluation and pass a post-test with a score of 70% or better.

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    Presented by Chris Huffine, PsyD, of Allies in Change, this webinar intended for mental health professionals will discuss the reasons victims of domestic violence may not leave abusive relationships, intervention techniques that can be used with victims and perpetrators, the differences between abuse intervention and anger management, suicidality, and firearms.

    This webinar is the fourth in a five-part series for mental health professionals. It is recommended that attendees view Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence, Understanding Domestic Violence: Beyond Physical Abuse, and Screening for Domestic Violence, before attending this webinar.

    Continuing education credit

    OCADSV is able to provide 1.5 hours of CLINICAL continuing education credit in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers - Oregon for viewing the webinar recording through 5/13/16. To receive this credit, you will be required to submit an evaluation and pass a post-test with a score of 70% or better.

    Monday, December 7, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    This webinar for mental health professionals working with survivors or perpetrators of domestic violence will provide an overview of safety planning with clients. Content will include how to safety plan with a client who is currently in an abusive relationship, has left an abusive relationship, or is perpetrating abuse, how to identify high risk situations, and resources.

    Continuing education credit

    N/A