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VLE2 | From Coercion to Collaboration: Strength-Based Interventions for Military Couples Experiencing Domestic Violence
Thursday Oct 15, 2015 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
To obtain CEU’s, take the webinar’s EVALUATION & POST-TEST.
VLE Session 2: This 1.5-hour webinar will explore common approaches to working with domestic violence but also introduce how they intersect with a strength-based treatment model. Presenters will provide case study examples to further highlight the techniques shared.
How to obtain CEUs
We provide National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy CE credits. More information on how to obtain CEUs can be found here.
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Adrienne Baggs, PhD., is an Assistant Professor at Argosy University Denver, a mental health counselor and a restorative yoga teacher. She is passionate about contributing to a more holistic paradigm in the mental health field and counselor education arena. While pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Florida, she explored strength-based, holistic therapeutic approaches as well as spiritual issues in counseling. Her current research agenda is focused on 1) Exploring how restorative yoga can mitigate the adverse effects of trauma, and 2) The psychology of suffering. Her clinical experience lends itself to work in schools, prisons, substance recovery centers, and university/college counseling centers. Adrienne has presented in a previous MFLN Family Development webinar on Wellness Strategies, Burnout Prevention, and Mindfulness.
Bridgette Schossow, MA, LPC, CACII is currently a certified addictions counselor and licensed professional counselor with specialization interest in intimate partner violence (IPV). She is passionate about intervening with intimate partner violence on a systemic level. Her passion has transcended her personal experience into efforts that seek to transform interventions. Bridgette is currently working on a doctorate in counseling education and supervision with a dissertation to be completed on IPV related issues. Bridgette started her career in mental health in 2005, working administrative and technician positions. In 2012, after completing her Master’s in clinical mental health and counseling, she served briefly as a victim advocate to an offender treatment agency. She then transitioned into substance and DUI treatment, as well as working individually with IPV offenders.
Bridgette is currently developing and chairing the IPV committee in the American Counseling Association division of the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors. She also served as secretary and president for a year each with the Metro Denver Domestic Violence Alliance, a local association of IPV offender treatment providers. Bridgette has attended numerous trainings and conferences addressing both victim and perpetrator issues involving IPV. She has spoken on IPV and manipulative grooming behaviors at the regional conference for the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES) in October 2014, a poster presentation on the same at the Colorado Counseling Association conference in April 2015, and a poster presentation for the emergency department staff on IPV and interviewing patients to screen for IPV in May, 2015. She is currently developing a webinar for IPV issues on the college campus, as well as working on a program for children who have experienced IPV and are not currently receiving services through victim shelters.
This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.