(WEBINAR) Understanding Substance Abuse and IPV for Professionals


# of CE's: 2.5 CE's

0.3 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET, PCB, APA, CPRP                # of CE's: 2.5 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's


About This Course

This workshop will provide clinicians who are treating individuals experiencing both IPV and substance abuse with tools to provide a trauma informed, empowerment-based approaches to screening, assessment & intervention. Participants will learn to screen for IPV; develop understanding of how trauma impacts safety, access to treatment and recovery; and have strategies for supporting individuals as they move towards safety & sobriety. NOTE: Tier II workshop, IPV for Health and Human Services Professionals, should be completed prior to attending this workshop.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define Substance Use and Mental Health Coercion.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of what trauma is, how it develops, and how it shows up in client interactions.
  3. Describe the Bidirectional Increased Risk Pattern Generated by the Presence of Substance Use/Mental Illness in an IPV Situation.
  4. Explain 3 Trauma-Informed Strategies to Screen for Substance Use/Mental Health Coercion.
  5. List 3 Safety Planning Strategies to Reduce Harms Associated with Substance Use/Mental Health Coercion.
  6. Identify an appropriate community referral resource for clients experiencing IPV and harmful substance use.


Intended Audience: 

Clinicians who are treating individuals experiencing both IPV and substance abuse.


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.
(0.3 CEU = 2.5 Training Hours)

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2.5 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 2.5 General continuing education credits.

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

2.5 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 2.5 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

November 18, 2022

Maggie Szeder

Manager of Prevention, Education and Outreach



Maggie Szeder, M.A., is WIT’s Manager of Prevention, Education and Outreach. Ms. Szeder has taught this specific training program with BHTEN in the last fiscal year. She has been providing workshops and trainings at WIT since 2017, and previously worked as an Educator at The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County. She has a Master’s degree in clinical Psychology from West Chester University. In her current role, she is responsible for developing training curricula and facilitating trainings on topics related to domestic violence and substance abuse including: DV Basics for Professionals, DV & Health Care and DV and HIV/AIDs. She also developed and implemented a Self-Defense Healing group, in partnership with WOAR; co-facilitating a 10-session counseling support group for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. This group ran four times prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.