Course Description

This CE program focuses on raising a practitioner’s awareness of the signs of domestic violence, and includes discussion of the special issues of domestic violence in rural populations, juveniles, and domestic partners; secrecy when violence occurs; domestic homicide; screening for domestic violence; and referral options and safety planning.

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

  • Discuss secrecy when violence occurs.
  • Describe domestic homicide.
  • Explain special issues regarding domestic violence involving rural populations, juveniles, and domestic partners.
  • Utilize screening for domestic violence.
  • Present referral options and safety planning.


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

  2. 2
    • PDF Booklet (downloadable/printable)

  3. 3
    • "Domestic Violence for Mental Health Professionals" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)

    • Final Exam

  4. 4
    • Evaluation Questionnaire

About the Presenter

Carolyn Stimel, PhD, ABPP

Carolyn Stimel, PhD, ABPP, is a Forensic Psychologist who served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Florida Task Force on Domestic and Sexual Violence. She is a former president of the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Stimel has a private practice in Tallahassee, Florida in which she provides individual psychotherapy, law enforcement consultation, and forensic consultation to attorneys in both criminal and civil cases. She is also a consultant to the Florida Sexually Violent Predator Program as well as other agencies.