This purchase is for online CE Test only
- Additional Participant CE Test
- KATELYN BAXTER-MUSSER, LCSW, CDBT
- PESI Inc.
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
- Product Code:
- Employ screening techniques to identify the signs of domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in clients.
- Investigate how evidence-based screenings and assessments can help clinicians determine level of risk and lethality so they can intervene in crisis situations.
- Analyze ways in which clinicians can ensure proper reporting and documentation when working with clients facing violence in their relationships or homes.
- Evaluate the types of domestic abuse including physical violence, sexual violence, threats and intimidation.
- Justify how an understanding of cultural factors can help clinicians to ensure a competent response to abuse.
- Develop safety plans with clients to help them leave an abusive or violent home.
- Utilize trauma-informed treatment techniques for survivors of abuse, violence and oppression.
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence 101
Recognize the Red Flags of Violence: What All Clinicians Need to Know
- Myths about domestic and intimate partner violence
- Defining Abuse: Types of domestic violence
- Who is at risk?
- Warning signs and symptoms
- Substance abuse and domestic violence
- Abuse in the LGBTQ Community
- COVID-19 and impact on DV/IPV
Reporting Requirements and Documentation Guidelines
- Screening and assessment techniques
- Identify immediate danger
- Tools to assess for safety, risk and lethality
- Checklists and advocacy resources
- Technology and domestic/intimate partner violence
The Next Steps: Crisis Intervention & Safety Planning
- Privacy and confidentiality
- Who is required to report and when?
- Standards for making a report
- Domestic violence hotlines
- Proper documentation and confidentiality strategies
Culturally Competent Responses to Abuse
- Barriers to leaving
- Safety plans while living with abusive partners
- Safety planning for children
- Emotional safety planning
- Plans for leaving and after leaving
- Restraining orders/protective orders
Trauma Informed Interventions: Transition Clients from Surviving to Thriving
- Recognizing your own biases
- How survivors interpret domestic violence in their culture
- Adapting danger assessments for underserved populations
- What is victim blaming and how to avoid it
Vicarious Trauma & The Clinician
- Assess for PTSD, anxiety, trauma and other mental health issues
- Understand the multilayered impact of DV/IPV
- Processing shame, anger and guilt
- Working with children exposed to domestic violence
- Research, limitations and treatment risks
- What is compassion fatigue
- Recognizing signs of burnout
- Self-care techniques for the professional
KATELYN BAXTER-MUSSER, LCSW, CDBT
Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, CDBT is a licensed clinical social worker and is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CDBT) through Evergreen Certification Institute.
Ms. Baxter-Musser is trained in DBT and incorporates it into her practice in working with adolescents and adults presenting with a variety of concerns. She has facilitated DBT skill groups and has used DBT in individual therapy in private practice and in work for several agencies. Her years of experience using DBT principles in her practice have helped her clients to develop healthier coping skills, better process their past traumas, and increase their ability to identify and cope with destructive emotions.
Ms. Baxter-Musser is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a certified EMDR therapist. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management and the Maine Collaborative law Alliance. She sits on the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee and is the co-regional coordinator for the EMDRIA Southern Maine Regional Network. She works in private practice where her areas of expertise include the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues.
Financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
Save time and $10 off the price of other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $19.99 USD per participant. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.
Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.
Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.
**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Case Managers
- Law Enforcement and First Responders
- Other Mental Health Professionals
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to PESI, P.O. Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call (800) 844-8260.
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at (800) 844-8260.