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SJPA - The Indiscriminate Nature of Domestic Violence
Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: Affiliate Programs

The South Jersey Psychological Association invites you to join us for a breakfast meeting and presentation:

The Indiscriminate Nature of Domestic Violence: Legal Implications, Working with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Child Victims
With Panelists:

Heidi J. Dalzell, PsyD, CEDS,
Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq.
Rachel Verdi, MA, ATR-BC,
PALS Clinical Coordinator

The goals of this program are to offer psychologists with an examination of intimate partner violence
(IPV) as it exists within the transgender and non-binary community, a review of a highly publicized
case of victimization of a transgender individual, and analyses of how violence can manifest within the
relational dynamics of transgender and non-binary individuals. The legal implications of domestic
violence in New Jersey, the potential future of domestic violence law in New Jersey, and the reality of
domestic violence in family court as it pertains to children will be discussed. Additionally, community
outreach efforts, such as the PALs program will illuminate the therapeutic application of creative arts
with children exposed to domestic violence. Finally, a case study will be examined by all panelists in
conjunction with audience participation. Click here for Flyer

Friday, October 12, 2018
Light Breakfast 8:30-9:00 am
Presentation 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Medford Memorial Community Center*
21 South Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Registration Fee : $60, ECP Fee $50;
Students – free with school ID

RSVP by October 5, 2018

CE Certificate Cost 
Free NJPA sustaining members
$15 NJPA members
$25 Non-NJPA members

*Location is ADA accessible.

Learning Objectives
1. Differentiate the concepts domestic violence and intimate partner violence.
2. Define terms specific to gender identity (including cisgender privilege).
3. Discuss power and control dynamics as applied to relationships with
transgender and non-binary individuals.
4. Identify instances of micro/macro aggression within transgender and
non-binary relationships in clinical work.
5. Describe the current state of domestic violence law in New Jersey and
initiatives that may positively or negatively impact domestic violence law in
New Jersey.
6. Discuss lawyer interaction/legal strategies in domestic violence cases and
how they intersect with clinical goals.
7. Review legal efforts to aid children exposed to domestic violence and the
reality of the DV practice in family court.
8. Examine the PALS (Peace a Learned Solution) program offered by the
Camden County Women’s Center and receive information regarding the
benefits of utilizing Creative Arts Therapy with children who have witnessed
domestic violence.

This is an Intermediate level program for psychologists.

Presenter does not have any commercial support and/or conflict of interest for this program.
This program is co-sponsored by NJPA and South Jersey Psychological Association.

NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing
education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its