Domestic Violence/Abuse and Therapy – Vjosa Rizaj


Date: July 22nd 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm GMT (+1) / 6:00am – 1:00pm EDT / 3:00am – 10:00am PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Vjosa Rizaj
Price: £99 GBP / $135 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Description:


The first part of the training will introduce the topic and highlight the theories and laws out. A range of videos, articles will be used.

Introduction to domestic violence/abuse:

– Different types of domestic abuse (emotional, physical, coercive, psychological and sexual)
– What are the laws?
– Theory about domestic violence/ abuse

2nd PART:

The second part of the training will focus solely on this client group in therapy. It will look at potential issues that will arise and how to effectively work with them. Case studies will be used for examples.

In therapy:

The different types of clients you will get in therapy with DV background for example
– Client in a domestic violent relationship
– Client in a domestic violent relationship with a child(ren)
– Client who just left a domestic violent relationship
– Client who just got into another domestic violent relationship
– Client in a dual domestic violent relationship
– Same-sex domestic violent relationship

Outline the issues that will come up in therapy example:

– Shame
– Self-blame
– Self-esteem
– Hopelessness
– Depression and anxiety
– Self-image
– Money/work
– Trust/relationships

(Discuss how to work with each issue. Give examples)


The last part of the training focuses on some important points that therapists need to remember with this client group. It goes through a in depth checklist and how to implement each one into the therapy process.

Important things to remember:

– Identify the risks of working with this client group
– Creating a safety plan
– Confidentiality, boundaries, contracts and payment
– Working with other agencies, organisations and the local council- how to contact them? Where to find them? Key information will be detailed
– Self-care for the therapist when working with this client group

Conclude outlining everything discussed

Q&A – 1 HOUR

Learning objectives:

  • To understand domestic violence/abuse
  • To understand the different types of domestic violence/abuse within relationships
  • To understand the issues this client group may present in therapy
  • To be aware of the different ways of working with this client group
  • To identify the risks when working with this client group
  • To understand and be informed of working with 3rd parties and different agencies with this client group

Speaker Information

Vjosa Rizaj BSc, MA is a psychotherapist and consultant in domestic violence and sexual abuse. Vjosa holds two master’s in counselling and the second in understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling. Alongside her private practice Vjosa has a consultancy and training company offering a wide range of services to organisations, professionals and survivors. Vjosa has years of experience working with survivors and now is focusing on sharing her knowledge with other professionals. Her passion and drive to help survivors have allowed her to develop unique programmes tailored specifically to those who have suffered from domestic violence/sexual abuse.




How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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