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Event date: 2/3/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
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NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Building Resiliency with Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors

Presented by Jennifer Parker, MSSW, LCSW, ACSW

This workshop begins with a survey of intimate partner abuse survivors and what they found helpful in therapy. With that foundation, Jennifer explores three issues they often present: mistrusting self & unconditionally trusting partner, confusion between selfishness and self-interest, and beliefs that interfere with assertiveness. Coercive control injures any strengths they have in these areas, and if the issues predate the relationship, they represent vulnerabilities that are exploited. Along with case examples, Jennifer will present therapeutic strategies that enhance survivors’ resiliency and empower them in dealing with their issues. There will be time for discussion, which can include her handout “Intimate Partner Abuse Cases” if desired. Another handout is included that professionals may use with clients. Jennifer will provide a book link for anyone interested in purchasing a copy of her book Coercive Relationships: Find the Answers You Seek


  • Name what survivors find helpful in therapy
  • Identify three issues that coercive control exploits or creates in victims  
  • Learn about effective strategies that enhance survivor resilience and empower them to make decisions.



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