Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenter: Kristy Carnahan, MSEd, LPC, NCC

Friday- May 22, 2020

1-3 PM  

Tuition: $50

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Location: Online (Zoom)    


LPCs, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists and other Mental Health Practitioners

An Application of Gestalt Theory and Technique to Support Safety in this Time of Need


During this time of worldwide, unprecedented crisis, it is necessary to adapt therapeutic work with those in abusive relationships to provide the support that they need, and manage awareness regarding the increased threat posed by perpetrators during the quarantine. This training in intended to support therapists and the survivors they serve to be able to manage these tasks, while exploring the unique impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this already vulnerable population.

Learning Objectives:  This seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  1. Summarize the unique concerns faced by survivors of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Apply principles of Gestalt, feminist, and trauma theory to support survivors during the quarantine.
  3. Practice Gestalt, feminist and trauma interventions to support clients in navigating safety challenges to their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Institute is also a provider of Continuing Education for counselors by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

 Refund Policy: If you cancel 36 hours prior to seminar date you will receive full tuition refunded minus a $20 cancelation fee. Cancellations made within 36 hours will receive 50% of tuition cost as refund.

Neither Kristy Carnahan, nor The Gestalt Institute is funded by any entity who would benefit from the presentation of this program.

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