Domestic Violence



Domestic violence is a pervasive public health issue. This course is designed to enhance your understanding of domestic violence by discussing the prevalence of domestic violence and reviewing key findings from the research on domestic violence, including how domestic violence may be defined. Risk markers for domestic violence and the intersections between intimate partner violence and other crimes, including sexual violence, stalking, and homicide will also be explored. Common reactions experienced by victims/survivors of stalking will be discussed. Screening/assessment strategies, safety planning, and resources available to assist victims/survivors of domestic violence will also be examined. This course meets the Domestic Violence license renewal requirement for Florida Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, and Certified Master Social Workers.


​Learning Objectives:

1.  Define domestic violence.

2.  Describe the prevalence of domestic violence.

3.  Discuss at least two risk markers for domestic violence.

What's Included: Video (online) and Audio (online and MP3 download) Presentation with a 10 Question Quiz for Certificate of Completion. You will have access to the course for 30 days.
CE Credit: 2.0 Hours*
Cost: $26
* Erika Smith-Marek, PhD, LMFT is approved to offer continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-24262)
Course Completions are reported to CE Broker within five days.
Dr. Erika Smith-Marek, PhD, LMFT
Course Instructor: Dr. Erika Smith-Marek, PhD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Pensacola, Florida. She is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She has fifteen years of experience specializing in the treatment of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. She is a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. She is also an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR Therapy. She formed and has served as the Regional Coordinator for the Northwest Florida EMDRIA Regional Network since 2015. She has provided continuing education and professional presentations since 2003. 
Disclosure: No financial or non-financial relationships exist that may influence the content of the course.
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