Clinical Interventions with Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence



Live Interactive Webinar | December 2, 2021, 1 - 4:15 p.m. ET
Instructor: Bridget Mulkerrins, M.S.W., LICSW

Level: Intermediate
CEs: 3 CEs are available for $5 fee
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In a therapeutic relationship with a survivor of domestic violence, it is imperative that clinicians be prepared to assess risk, apply safe and supportive interventions and understand the community resources available to their client. This live, interactive webinar strives to enhance clinical competence and confidence when working with identified adult survivors of domestic violence. Through case studies, engaging activities and thoughtful conversations, learners are invited to expand their perspective and integrate trauma-informed, intersectional and collaborative responses into their practice.

Content of this seminar includes an overview of basic risk assessment as well as an exploration of various evidence-informed clinical approaches for therapeutic work with adult survivors of domestic violence. With both of these components in hand, participants are asked to practice assessing the level of risk facing a survivor, and to subsequently practice identifying and applying the proportionate level of intervention. Additionally, participants can expect to critically analyze potential consequences from often well-intentioned interventions as well as systemic barriers to much-needed interventions. By the end of this three-hour training, participants will also acquire knowledge of the various community resources available to survivors. 

Target Audience: 

Social workers and other social service providers

Course Delivery Method, Format and Instructor Interaction :

Live interactive webinar with discussion. Instructor will use chat and verbal discussions for Q and A. Login information will be emailed immediately after registration to the email address entered during registration. Attendees are visible to one another in Zoom meeting and are encouraged to be active participants with their camera and/or microphone in order take part in discussion.

System Requirements:

Attendees will need access to a computer with working camera and microphone. All courses are offered using Zoom conferencing software. 

Registration Fees and Deadlines:

Early registration by October 15, 2021: $65
Regular registration by December 1, 2021: $75

CEs: 3 CEs are available for $5 fee 

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Explain how to evaluate the level of risk for those experiencing domestic violence.
  2. Identify three possible interventions within a therapeutic relationship with a survivor.
  3. Demonstrate three clinical interventions for working with adult survivors of domestic violence.
  4. Describe at least four resources available to survivors and the type of organizations that provide them. 


1- 2:20 p.m. ET

  • Introduction and Intentions
  • Basic Risk Assessment
  • Practice: Risk Assessment and Reflecting Risk 
2:20 - 2:30 p.m. ET Break

2:30 - 4:15 p.m. ET

  • Clinical Interventions
  • Practice: Clinical Interventions
  • Resources
  • Q&A
  • About the Instructor:

Bridget Mulkerrins is a consultant, trainer and clinician specializing in domestic and sexual violence, with expertise in childhood trauma. For more than a decade, Mulkerrins worked for a local domestic violence organization, most recently as the children’s program director. Mulkerrins has presented internationally on domestic violence and children, and was a    professional fellow in a cross-cultural program studying peace and conflict, a collaboration of Smith College, the Institute for Training & Development and the U.S. State Department.

Completion Requirements for Live Interactive Webinars

Live, interactive webinars are synchronous, virtual courses held in Zoom Meeting. To receive a CE certificate, you must attend the entirety of the webinar. Partial credit will not be awarded to those who attend only a portion of the training. Participant attendance is tracked through Zoom. To earn CE credit, participants must also complete an evaluation. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to participants within 24 hours of the conclusion of the course. It is attendee’s responsibility to contact their state licensing board/certification boards to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements. Receiving CEs is contingent on attendance and completion of the evaluation.

How Will a CE Certificate Be Awarded?

Upon completing the webinar evaluation, participants will be emailed their online certificate​ within 30 days of webinar completion​. ​Participants should save and/or print ​the certificate upon receipt for ​their records.

Continuing Education Credits and Approvals

Continuing Education (CE) credits offered vary by course. This course only offers the CE credits listed below.  It is the attendees' responsibility to contact their licensing board to determine eligibility to meet continuing education requirements.

Social Work

    Smith College School for Social Work, #1755, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Smith College School for Social Work maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 11/19/2021-11/19/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 continuing education credits.

  • Smith College School for Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is therefore authorized to provide CEs as a postsecondary institution accredited by CSWE in many states. Courses offered through the School’s Program of Professional Education are awarded continuing education credits in accordance with Continuing Education Regulation 258, CMR, 31.00 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  • Smith College School for Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0169.
Counselors (LMHC/LPC)


  • Smith College School for Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Smith College School for Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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