(In-Person) IPV Screening for Abusive Partners in General Practice Settings


# of CE's: 6.0

0.6 IACET CE's

LOCATION: BHTEN Office - 520 N Delaware Ave, 7th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19123

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CE Type: SW, IACET, PCB, APA, CPRP                # of CE's: 6.0 CE's      0.6 IACET CE's


About This Course


This will be an in-depth, interactive training for participants interested in developing capacity and knowledge about screening for harmful or abusive behavior. The workshop will explore key differences between screening for harmful behavior and screening for having been harmed, elaborate site-specific considerations and review strategies for effective engagement when screening for abusive behavior. NOTE: Tier II workshop, Addressing Abusive Behaviors, should be completed prior to attending this workshop.  NOTE: Tier II course, Addressing Abusive Behaviors, should be completed before attending this workshop.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify potential benefits and risks of screening clients for abusive behavior toward their intimate partners in general practice settings.
  2. Describe three differences between screening for harmful behavior and screening for having been harmed.
  3. Develop ease in broaching the subject of harmful behavior with clients or patients.
  4. Explore considerations for establishing screening that is appropriate for specific settings.
  5. Identify barriers to engagement when conducting a screen for abusive behavior.
  6. Describe strategies for best possible engagement when screening for harmful behavior.


Intended Audience: 

DBHIdS and OHS staff and providers, as well as staff of behavioral health service provider organizations and other human services and community-based organizations.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.6 CEU = 6.0 Training Hours)

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6.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content


Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 General continuing education credits.


BHTEN is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider #310

6.0 hours PCB approved hours of Education for this training.


The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN), provider #4158280, is approved by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): ## - DOMAIN TITLE.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity

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Course Instructors

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Tony Lapp

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