It is fundamental for counselors to have a consistent understanding of the dynamic of IPV and be sensitive to ways culture may impact women’s ability to recover and to terminate the abusive relationship. To specifically address IPV issues using trauma-informed care and short-term treatment, an approach called Helping to Overcome PTSD through Empowerment (HOPE) was developed as a new strategy to provide quality of care to IPV survivors living in shelters. HOPE is developed to be used in 9-12 sessions, addressing cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal dysfunction associated with PTSD. The treatment aims to develop safety, trust, control, self-esteem, and intimacy, addressing the impact that PTSD symptoms make in a client’s quality of life and ability to achieve their goals. HOPE also helps them to develop goals for the future.
Attendees will be able to:
- identify the impacts of IPV in women’s mental health;
- understand the specificities of working within a DV shelter;
- learn about the “Helping to Overcome PTSD through Empowerment” (HOPE) approach.
Yasmin Silva, Dr. Margaret Lamar
The video in this course was recorded from a live presentation.
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