ABFT Special Topics Series

ABFT for Victims of Domestic Violence

October 1, 2024
2pm-3:30pm Eastern Time

Brianna Brennan, LMFT

*Option to receive CEs from APA/ASWB ($40 CE fee)

Domestic violence is a major problem worldwide. 1 in 15 American children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. There is little research regarding how parents can support their children who have been exposed to domestic violence. Additionally, there is a noticeable gap in domestic violence services for children after domestic violence.

Brianna Brennan, LMFT will explain how attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) can be applied with families who have been impacted by domestic violence. Participants will not only learn about the clinical implications for working with traumatized caregivers, but also how ABFT can help clinicians target therapeutic goals with caregivers to support their child in the aftermath of domestic violence. Ms. Brennan will also discuss how ABFT was adapted to develop a parenting group for non-offending caregivers.

The target audience for this webinar includes Counselors, Couple and Family Therapists, Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers and school personnel.

  • Discuss the pilot study research findings on ABFT applied to children and families impacted by domestic violence.
  • Describe clinical findings related to traumatized systems and best practices for parental subsystems.
  • Identify applications of ABFT for domestic violence population.

Brianna Brennan, LMFT, is is a certified Attachment-Based Family Therapist who specializes in working with adolescents and families. Brianna received her graduate training in Philadelphia at Thomas Jefferson University and has experience working in a variety of clinical settings ranging from intensive day treatment and in-home family-based therapy to outpatient client care. Brianna works with ABFT International as a supervisor and trainer in training and is currently in private practice.

Regular Registration: $30 per person

CE Certificate Fees: $40 per certificate for APA or ASWB CEs
 NOTE: Full payment required prior to the start of the webinar.

This live webinar will take place over Zoom. 

Please let us know if you have any disability or other special needs so that we can ensure that your needs will be fully met.

This program is being offered for the following contact hours of continuing education: 1.5 hours

CE Certificate Fees
$40 per certificate for APA or ASWB CEs

This training is co-sponsored by US Journal Training.

US Journal Training is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists. US Journal Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

U.S. Journal Training #1143 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. U.S. Journal Training maintains responsibility for the program. ACE approval period: 12/5/22-12/5/25.