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Social Work Practice with Domestic Violence
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When: Monday, October 24, 2016
6:00pm -9:00pm
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
50 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, New York  10004
United States
Presenter: Bonnie Glass, LCSW and Josie Torielli, LCSW

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This workshop will address the issue of domestic violence in social work practice. It will include information that guides the assessment and treatment of sexual violence in the context of domestic violence, including social and institutional conditions that impact service delivery. The course will cover theories of domestic violence in general; assessment of individuals who experience violence; crisis intervention; clinical issues; and types of service available for victims, survivors, perpetrators, families and children.


Special emphasis will be on professional risk management, experience with vicarious trauma, and transference and countertransference phenomena as they affect practice with this population. This workshop is beneficial for both domestic violence specialists and practitioners who may have clients experiencing domestic violence in their practice.  


Bonnie Glass is a Clinical Social Worker maintaining licensure in New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. She has served as program coordinator, supervisor, clinical therapist, clinical forensic specialist, crisis counselor, advocate, educator and consultant at a variety of agencies and institutions. Bonnie balances multiple professional roles in the social work field, integrating mind-body-spirit social work modalities with psychodynamic, strengths-based and empowerment perspectives. In addition to her social worker role, Bonnie is also a yoga instructor and figure skating coach.


Josie Torielli, LCSW’s professional career has involved working with interpersonal violence, trauma, PTSD, sexual violence, depression, and intimate partner violence. She is currently a Program Manager at The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, where she leads the Training Institute, the largest center for training forensic examiners in New York State. She is also responsible for the creation and development of the Direct Service program, which offers crisis services to survivors across New York City. In addition, Josie has a private psychotherapy practice specializing in working with trauma. An important component of her work includes mind-body healing for both clients and fellow practitioners, via the use of yoga and mindfulness techniques. Of particular interest is trauma work with communities, supervision, development of professional self, and recognition of vicarious trauma with direct service practitioners. Josie earned her BA from Syracuse University, her MSSW from Columbia University, and has completed post-graduate training in Advanced Trauma Treatment and EMDR. Prior experience includes work with the Training Institute for Mental Health, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, Aldea Counseling Services, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Safe Horizon and The Long Island College Hospital, all focusing on trauma-centered treatment.

3 CE Contact Hours

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