In this workshop, participants will learn about survivor stages of change, interventions, and the abuse-instilled fear that complicates recovery.
This program meets from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Help your clients heal
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced intimate partner violence (sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking) by an intimate partner during their lifetime. More than 43 million women and 38 million men underwent psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Coercive relationships are characterized by behaviors such as manipulation, control, intimidation, and abuse. These behaviors can have a significant impact on a person's mental and emotional well-being and may cause long-term trauma and psychological harm. The impact of such relationships can have long-lasting and devastating effects on an individual's mental and emotional well-being.
By gaining in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of coercive relationships, you will be able to provide effective and evidence-based treatments to help your clients heal from the trauma they have experienced. This education will allow you to better understand and identify the signs of abuse and manipulation, and provide appropriate interventions to help your clients break free from these patterns.
Participants in this course will attend 3 live educational sessions with Jennifer, in addition to receiving a copy of her book.
- Increase knowledge about what is helpful to intimate partner abuse survivors.
- Identify common issues and how they affect survivor behavior.
- Identify therapeutic strategies and handouts that empower survivors.
Who should attend
Mental health professionals, including therapists, counselors, psychologists, and social workers, or anyone with an interest in the topic.
Jennifer Parker is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and is accredited as a clinician through the National Association of Social Workers. She has provided psychotherapy for 36 years until December 2021 for both trauma victims and general mental health issues. Jennifer's internship at a battered women’s shelter began her passion to develop resources for victims. In order to reach more survivors, she published "Coercive Relationships: Find the Answers You Seek" in 2021. This book includes knowledge from her training and research, as well as insights gained from working alongside survivors on their healing journeys. Jennifer's accomplishments include a curriculum for intimate partner abuse group work, workshops, professional newsletter articles, expert witness testimony, a website blog, and awards from state and local agencies. Since retiring from clinical practice, Jennifer devotes her energies to three things; reaching survivors through social media, podcasts, and presentations, publishing a blog that focuses on topics of interest to survivors, professionals, or family and friends concerned about someone they think is being abused, providing specialized training in effective therapy for intimate partner abuse victims.