July 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Event
The Center for Victim Research (CVR)

The Evidence Hour – Helping without Harming: Educating Mental Health Professionals on Working with Survivors of IPV

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a global problem that mental health professionals are guaranteed to encounter. This webinar synthesizes existing literature on how mental health professionals are prepared to support those experiencing IPV and discuss how an intersectional feminist framework can be applied in practice settings to confront the complexities of abuse.
Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will examine a review of the existing literature on how mental health professionals are currently prepared to work with IPV survivors.
  2. Participants will learn how applying an intersectional feminist framework can promote social justice for those impacted by IPV and encourage critical conversations about confronting the complexities of abuse, assessing safety, and honoring lived experiences.
  3. Participants will be provided with several strategies and tools to appropriately assist clients who have experienced IPV through a feminist, empowerment model.

Amber Sutton is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a current PhD Candidate in the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focuses on understanding the links between intimate partner violence [IPV], femicide, and COVID-19 through an intersectional feminist framework.

Haley H. Beech is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama, School of Social Work, and a licensed master social worker. Her research focuses on the intersection of maternal health and violence against women, including intimate partner violence and obstetric violence.

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