1 OR 2 HALF-DAY SEMINARS - "Hope Amidst Trauma: Responding to Domestic Violence", Pittsburgh Baptist Church, Friday, 01. November 2019

presented by Doreen Weiss, LPC 
This Seminar will be held at the Pittsburgh Baptist Church:3100 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00am—12:00pm 
topics include:
Types of abuseRoots of abuseNature of abuserResponse of victimCounseling wisely
Friday and Saturday November 1 & 2, 2019 9am-12:00pm each day
topics include Friday above and in addition on Saturday:Children and domestic abuseTeens and domestic abuseTeen and dating violenceYoung ***** abuseHow can we help

Upon completion of this seminar participants will be equipped with information about the mindset of the abuser, the response of the victim because of the abuse, and the cycle that they are entangled in. The importance of confidentiality when talking with victims will also be stressed. In addition, participants will be able to give examples of the impact of the abuse and the importance of support.  Participants will identify what questions to ask to counsel with wisdom and compassion.   

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

To explain the dynamics of domestic abuse, the types of abuse, and the cycle of abuse. 
To recognize the characteristics and mindset of an abuser. 
To identify the profile of a victim, and explain the reasons why she stays, and assess the impact the abuse has on the victim. 
To give examples of the impact of abuse on children and teenagers. 
To discuss the importance of empathy and support. 
To justify the importance of confidentiality. 
To practice how to counsel wisely and what questions to ask. 


Doreen Weiss, LPC 

Doreen Weiss is a licensed professional counselor specializing in domestic violence and trauma resolution. In 2002, she founded Enduring Hope Counseling. Doreen works as a domestic violence educator and advocate.  She seeks to bring awareness of the widespread existence of complex trauma, abuse, and domestic violence and their effects on victims, their children, families and communities. 

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are available up to two weeks before the start of the program. After that no refunds will be made.
CE Accreditation Statement – LPC’s, LSW’s, LCSW’s, and LMFT’
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6727. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program is being offered for 3 to 6 NBCC continuing education clock hours.
About the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute:
Serving greater Pittsburgh since 1964, the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute exists to enhance the health of individuals, families, and communities through an interfaith ministry of counseling and education that integrates the resources of faith and the behavioral sciences. Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of all those whom it serves. 
If you are ever interested in online learning, please email Lisa at LBergquist@ppicounseling.org

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Pittsburgh Baptist Church is located at 3100 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226. There is a parking lot if you are driving and the nearest bus stop is "West Liberty Ave Opp Pioneer Ave FS" located here. The building is accessible. If you have any questions or need more directions please call the church at (412) 341-1660.
What's the refund policy?
Full refunds are available up to two weeks before the start of the program. After that no refunds will be made.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No,  you don't need to print anything out. Please sign in when you arrive. 
What if I can't make one of the days?
This seminar has mulitple registration options. You can register for just Friday, or for both Friday and Saturday. Attending Friday is a prerequsite to attending Saturday and there is a significant discount for attending both days. You can not only come on Saturday. If you are earning CE units, you will only earn for what sessions you are present. 

1 OR 2 HALF-DAY SEMINARS - "Hope Amidst Trauma: Responding to Domestic Violence"

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