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Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ Community
Friday, December 06, 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Category: NJPA Programs

Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ Community
Presented by Nicole J. Rafanello, PhD and Peter Economou, PhD
Friday, December 6, 2019
9:30AM – 3:00PM
Eisenhower The Cafe – 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Plaza II
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
4 CE Credits Available
This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Program Schedule:
• 9:30 AM-10:00 AM Registration
• 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Program (2 CEs)
• 12:00 PM-12:45 PM Lunch
• 12:45-3:00 PM (includes a 15 min. break) (2 CEs)

Program Cost:
NJPA Member: $120 | NJPA Sustaining Member: $102 | NJPA Student Member: $60.00 

Non-NJPA Member: $240 | NJPA ECP Member: $90.00 


Registration Policies: On–Site Registration fees will increase by $20. Refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted until November 29, 2019. No refunds after November 29, 2019.

This program will address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the LGBT community. It will present the APA guidelines for practice with individuals who are LGBT as a context for applying theories related to intimate partner violence treatment and risk reduction. It will apply a theoretical framework for considering violence risk factors using variables from the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment SARA and unique aspects of the LGBT community. Participants will learn and understand important statistics about IPV in the LGBT community, hate crimes, homelessness in the LGBT community, and trauma. Finally, resources will be provided for LGBT advocacy and support groups locally and nationwide.


Nicole J. Rafanello, PhD Peter Economou, PhD
The presenters do not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the importance of using culturally-sensitive material within the context of partner violence within the LGBTQI population.
2. Recognize the APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients and Transgender and Non-Conforming People (APA, 2012).
3. Define the major signs, risks, and symptoms of partner violence within the LGBTQI communities.
4. Discuss the structured professional judgment measure, the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA) and its limitations with the LGBTQ population.
5. List the statistics of domestic violence in the LGBTQ community and the statistics of violence, hate crimes, bullying, and discrimination perpetrated.
Target Audience: Psychologists; Psychiatrists; Social Workers; Educators; Mental Health Providers; and Graduate Students
Program sophistication: Intermediate: some basic knowledge of the specific content is required.

NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.
NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.
ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Ana DeMeo at [email protected] for more details.

NJPA: 354 Eisenhower Parkway, Plaza I, Suite 1150, Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: 973-243-9800● Fax: 973-243-9818 ● Email: [email protected]