How Gender Impacts The Roles, Evolution, and Process of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Aug 28, 2024 09:00 am - 03:00 pm

This training will utilize multiple case studies and scenarios to challenge classic and institutionalized definitions of domestic violence. In addition to the variety of behaviors that are defined as domestic abuse, domestic violence, and IPV, the focus will be on expanding upon the issue of gender and gender roles and their impact of “victim” versus “perpetrator” roles. In addition to variations based on the gender spectrum identification of the perpetrator and individual, other sociological “gender-related” special population affiliations will be explored regarding the prevalence of domestic abuse.

Educational Objectives 

1. To discuss the common fundamentals of domestic violence, domestic abuse, and IPV definitions

2. To explore the changes in the application of identification of type, intervention, and treatment for these issues related to gender

3. To practice assessment of how gender impacts the individual worldview and society’s view of domestic violence and IPV (physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression) 

4. To review cultural differences related to gender roles and their impact on the prevalence and presentation of DV/IPV

5. To define how the “negative halo effect” related to gender countertransference can occur and negatively affect treatment outcomes with both “perpetrators” and “victims/survivors” of domestic violence/IPV as well as create vicarious trauma in the behavioral health profession.



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28 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106.
Phone: (860) 296-6400

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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.