Course Description

This program presents the special needs of women with disabilities who have been abused by their partners. The authors explore the extent of abuse against women with disabilities, the effects of such abuse on these women, and they then present proposed strategies to combat this violence.

1 domestic violence CE credit/hour, 10 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the extent of abuse against women with disabilities.
  • Discuss the effects of abuse on women with disabilities.
  • Present proposed strategies to combat violence.


  1. 1
    • Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)

  2. 2
    • PDF Booklet (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Domestic Violence and Women With Disabilities" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenters

Frances W. Siu, PhD

Frances W. Siu, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). She received her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from the University of Texas, Austin. Her research interests are in the areas of violence against women with disabilities, medical aspects of disability, and adjustment issues of our returned veterans.

Martin G. Brodwin, PhD, CRC

Martin G. Brodwin, PhD, CRC, is a Professor and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program at CSULA. He received his doctorate in rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, and became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) in 1975. Dr. Brodwin has published multiple editions of a medical and psychosocial aspects of disability book and over 80 book chapters and journal articles.