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Intrusion of Intimate Partner Violence in Mental Health Settings and Workplaces

Broadcast Date: October 9, 2013
Course Code: A08


Carla M. Gedman, CPP, ICPS

Director, Public Safety and Parking

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC


Sheri Goldstrohm, PhD

Clinical Administrator

Behavioral Sciences Division

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Karen Merrick, LSW

UPMC Team Coordinator



Program Description:

Clinicians in the mental health system must understand the relationship of intimate partner violence (IPV) and behaviors such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, low self-esteem, guilt, and the potential for suicidality. Individuals in violent relationships can access IPV-sensitive care as part of mental health evaluation and treatment. Due to the prevalence of IPV, clinicians may also be victims/perpetrators of IPV. In addition, safety in the workplace has the potential of being jeopardized. This two-hour training will provide clinicians with the opportunity to increase their understanding of IPV prevalence and its relationship between IPV and mental health issues, approaches for screening for IPV, and an introduction to appropriate interventions and resources when IPV is endorsed. In addition, this training will address potential threats to the workplace, security issues, and recommendations for security.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Appropriately and effectively screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) during mental health assessment and/or treatment.
  • Describe appropriate clinical and referral responses for patients who endorse IPV victimization or perpetration during mental health evaluation and/or treatment.
  • Recognize IPV as a psychosocial issue potentially related to mental health status.
  • Recognize clinicians’ issues that may impact screening and intervention.
  • Gain a better understanding of security issues when IPV threatens the safety of the workplace.
  • Identify proactive measures as well as recommendations for security response when an IPV incident is suspected or reported.

Target Audience:

This is an introductory program for all clinical and research professionals, students, trainees, as well as interested family members and consumers

Continuing Education Credits:              

ACT 48 – 2.0

CADC – 2.0


CPRP – 2.0


NCC – 2.0


PCHA – 2.0

Psychologist – 2.0

SW – 2.0

CEU – 0.2

We are pleased to offer Act 48, CADC,  CPRP, NCC, PCHA, Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

For ACT 48--Please download the packet here.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NCC Continuing Education Guidelines.



The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing. These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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