Issues in Domestic Violence: The Effects
Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2016
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
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Domestic violence is an important mental health issue that affects the entire family. There are a number of long-term effects of domestic violence, including chronic anxiety and depression, inconsistent parenting and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Children that witness domestic violence are also at risk not only for mental health concerns, but also for carrying the violence forward to the next generation. This course covers the effects of domestic violence – on the victim and any children involved.
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- Define domestic violence and the term “intimate partner”
- Discuss common patterns of abusive behavior
- Describe the effects of domestic violence on children
- Common Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence
- Effects on Victims
- Depressive Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Substance Use Disorders, Gambling, and Eating Disorders
- Domestic Violence and Children
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