Survivors of Domestic Violence

2.25 CEs | $30.00 | Allison Ross, LCSW, Ph.D.

Join Dr. Allison Ross, LMSW, Ph.D. as she informs and educates us about gender violence. Survivors 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.
This 2.25 hour-long, beginning to intermediate level, recorded webinar, created in October, 2021, is designed for social workers and other clinical professionals.

Participants will be able to:

  1. list two theories that explain the dynamics of domestic violence.
  2. explain how the abuser and survivor interact in terms of power and control to create the dynamics of domestic violence
  3. name two clinical issues which are involved in family violence
  4. list three important aspects of creating a safety plan for those in an abusive relationship
  5. list three factors which increase the risk of Intimate Partner homicide for those in an abusive relationship.

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 2.25-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 2.25 CEs.

Insights to gender violence treatment

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Connections Counseling Psychotherapy LCSW PLLC is recognized by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports as an approved provider of continuing education for re-credentialing CASACs (#1435). This course work/training has been approved to satisfy CASAC renewal requirements and CPP/CPS initial/renewal credentialing requirements. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0747) and LMHCs (#MHC-0272), and (#MFT-0115) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers, LMHCs, and LMFTs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY clinicians can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Credit from ASWB is not available at this time. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the author

Allison Ross, LCSW, Ph.D.

Dr. 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. Dr. Ross 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.” 

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.

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