Domestic Violence + Abuse and Therapy - Vjosa Rizaj


On Demand


Instant Access — Recorded on 22nd July 2021

Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits

TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on the 22nd July 2022.


Course Overview: 

Part 1:

The first part of the training will introduce the topic and highlight the theories and laws out. A range of videos, articles will be used.

Introduction to domestic violence/abuse:

  • Different types of domestic abuse (emotional, physical, coercive, psychological and sexual)
  • What are the laws?
  • Theory about domestic violence/ abuse

Part 2:

The second part of the training will focus solely on this client group in therapy. It will look at potential issues that will arise and how to effectively work with them. Case studies will be used for examples.

In therapy:

The different types of clients you will get in therapy with DV background for example

  • Client in a domestic violent relationship
  • Client in a domestic violent relationship with a child(ren)
  • Client who just left a domestic violent relationship
  • Client who just got into another domestic violent relationship
  • Client in a dual domestic violent relationship
  • Same-sex domestic violent relationship

Outline the issues that will come up in therapy example:

  • Shame
  • Self-blame
  • Self-esteem
  • Hopelessness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-image
  • Money/work
  • Trust/relationships

(Discuss how to work with each issue. Give examples)

Part 3:

The last part of the training focuses on some important points that therapists need to remember with this client group. It goes through a in depth checklist and how to implement each one into the therapy process.

Important things to remember:

  • Identify the risks of working with this client group
  • Creating a safety plan
  • Confidentiality, boundaries, contracts and payment
  • Working with other agencies, organisations and the local council- how to contact them? Where to find them? Key information will be detailed
  • Self-care for the therapist when working with this client group

Conclude outlining everything discussed

Q&A – 1 hour 

Learning Objectives

  • To understand domestic violence/abuse
  • To understand the different types of domestic violence/abuse within relationships
  • To understand the issues this client group may present in therapy
  • To be aware of the different ways of working with this client group
  • To identify the risks when working with this client group
  • To understand and be informed of working with 3rd parties and different agencies with this client group

About the Speaker

Vjosa Rizaj BSc, MA is a psychotherapist and consultant in domestic violence and sexual abuse. Vjosa holds two master’s in counselling and the second in understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling.

Alongside her private practice Vjosa has a consultancy and training company offering a wide range of services to organisations, professionals and survivors. Vjosa has years of experience working with survivors and now is focusing on sharing her knowledge with other professionals. Her passion and drive to help survivors have allowed her to develop unique programmes tailored specifically to those who have suffered from domestic violence/sexual abuse.


CPD & CE credits available: 6

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Domestic Violence + Abuse and Therapy - Vjosa Rizaj

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