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Domestic Violence: What Counselors Need to Know

Thursday, November 05, 2020, 9:00 AM until Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 PM
Live Webinar
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Note: Attendance at both sessions from 9 am - 12 pm is required to receive CEs.


Linda Douglas

Linda Douglas is the Trauma Specialist for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence working to enhance the capacity of member programs of the coalition, and local communities, to address the affects of trauma and the complex needs of victims with mental health and substance abuse problems.  She has provided training to crisis center staff on the issues of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health over the past nine years using trauma informed materials. Over the past seven years she has expanded her expertise to understanding the effects of trauma and domestic violence on children.  Linda has also been providing training to the Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Department on Homelessness. 

She has her M.S.Ed. in Counseling from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and has worked in the area of substance abuse and domestic violence since the mid-1990s when she coordinated the implementation of the Women in Recovery program for the YWCA of South Hampton Roads.  This program was one of the first domestic violence programs in the country that provided services to battered women who self medicated with alcohol and other drugs.  Ms. Douglas also provided training and consultation regarding the connection between substance abuse and domestic violence to other domestic violence programs in Virginia before moving to New Hampshire in 2005.


Caitlyn Finn

Caitlyn Finn is the Training and Programs Coordinator for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (NHCADSV).  Caitlyn works to coordinate and assist with the implementation of various statewide programs and initiatives; develop and provide training for the NHCADSV member programs and allied professionals; as well as research, analyze and synthesize emerging issues to provide technical assistance. Caitlyn has provided training to crisis center volunteers and advocates, AmeriCorps members, law enforcement, the Division of Children, Youth and Families, as well as GALs/CASAs and high school students. 


Caitlyn graduated with a B.S. in mental health psychology, and will receive a Master’s in Public Health in the spring of 2020, from the University of New Hampshire. Caitlyn has served as an AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program Member, a Data Specialist, and a Family Violence Prevention Specialist.  These roles have allowed her to work closely with the Division of Children, Youth and Families to address the co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence, and develop a deeper understanding of how the systems work together to support our communities.


With over 30 years of experience between them, Linda Douglas and Caitlyn Finn will provide participants with an expansive view of the impact of domestic violence.  With case studies and valuable tools, participants will be able to identify red flags that may increase the instances of further harm and lethality.  In addition, we will discuss how abusive partners benefit from a partner’s mental illness or substance use.  A review of services for victims and their children will also be provided. 


Participants will learn about:

  The nature, scope, and impact of DV and its effects on both battered victims and children.

  Parenting styles of both the abusive and non-abusive partners

  Learn about the traumatic effects of trauma on both adults and children

  Be familiar with risks for ongoing abuse and possible lethality

This is a 6 credit CE presentation to all licensed mental health clinicians in New Hampshire. This includes LCMHCs, LICSWs, LPCs, MFTs, and Psychologists. Attendance is required both mornings to receive CEs. 

New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2067. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

For those who require accommodations please inform us at least 3 weeks in advance of workshop so that we can try to make accommodations available. Contact Seth Wizwer

Workshops are held regardless of weather.

If you have questions please contact Seth Wizwer