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Recorded webinar presented by Allison Ross, LCSW, Ph.D. Deputy Director of Sanctuary for Families, NYC, NY. This is a 2 hour beginning to intermediate level presentation for social work and other clinical professionals, worth 2 CEs. More information about the course and how to earn credits is below.

Allison Ross, LCSW, Ph.D.

About the Course

Survivors of Domestic Violence is a recorded webinar presented by Allison Ross, LCSW, Ph.D. This 2 hour-long, beginning to intermediate level, recorded webinar, created in October, 2021, informs and educates clinicians about gender violence. Survivor of gender violence can face significant emotional and psychological barriers following abuse. Dr. Ross discusses the problem of gender violence and evidence-based trauma-informed treatment approaches that help survivors thrive. Participants will be able to: list two theories that explain the dynamics of domestic violence.; explain how the abuser and survivor interact in terms of power and control to create the dynamics of domestic violence; name two clinical issues which are involved in family violence; list three important aspects of creating a safety plan for those in an abusive relationship; list three factors which increase the risk of Intimate Partner homicide for those in an abusive relationship.

About the Author:

Allison Ross has been a staff member in the clinical department of Sanctuary for Families – a NYC not-for-profit organization –   since 2004. In 2008 she was named Assistant Clinical Director, a role including oversight of Sanctuary’s crisis shelters, outreach initiatives, post-shelter care, and clinical administrative matters. Allison was a leader in expanding Sanctuary’s Mentors Program. As Deputy Director, she now oversees all non-residential services including adult and children and family services at all Sanctuary locations. Allison earned her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Social Work from Fordham University. She is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and New York University School of Social Work. She says, about working with Sanctuary for Families, “It is an honor to work alongside passionate and talented staff who share my commitment to our clients and to each other. They inspire my dedication to this work, day after day, year after year.” 

Refunds will be given in exceptional circumstances only within a month of registration. Previous payments will be honored only within the calendar year of registration.

Target audience: NYS Social workers, counselors, and other clinical professionals who work with clients with issues with domestic violence, gender violence or immigration and trafficking.
Content level: Beginning to intermediate

Course completion requirements

To earn CE credit, participants must log in, attend the entire course as determined electronically and complete a course evaluation and posttest with at least 75% accuracy. Participants will have a second chance with access to training materials if they do not pass at 75% the first time. Further attempts must be authorized by the CE Director. Certificates of completion will be available to be downloaded immediately if the posttest score is 75% or above. Course credit through any organization cannot be given retroactively. No partial credit can be given for any partially completed course.

Course interaction & system requirements
These online recorded webinars are self-paced/non-interactive. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director Ruth Campbell, LCSW, Ph.D. by email at or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022.

System requirements:
Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
Internet browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
Broadband Internet connections: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.
Media viewing requirements: Adobe Reader, Flash Player, & HTML5
DISABILITIES and technical difficulties: For disability accommodation or technical difficulties, please contact the Helpdesk at or contact Ruth at or call 845-210-0022 or 845-255-5022.
GRIEVANCES: BPTI maintains responsibility for this course. Course questions, comments and complaints can be directed to the Continuing Education Director by email at or by phone at 845-255-5022 or 845-810-0022. BPTI Grievance Policy can be found here

NYS CASACs: Best Practice Trainers, Inc, is recognized by OASAS as a CE provider (#0806) for re-credentialing CASACs and has individual and provider level approval to offer CEs for this recorded webinar for professional development purposes only.
NYS Clinicians: Best Practice Trainers, Inc is a recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

NJ and All Other Social Workers: the webinar Survivors of Domestic Violence [#   ] has been submitted for approval by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program in March, 2022.  Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 clinical social work continuing education credits. See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.