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Working with Domestic Violence Survivors

Total Credits: 1.25 including 1.25 American Psychological Association, 1.25 Association of Social Worker Boards, 1.25 National Board of Certified Counselors, 1.25 California Board of Registered Nurses

Intimate Partner Violence |  Trauma in Clinical Settings
Diana Avalle, Psy.D.
Course Levels:
Appropriate for All Levels
1.25 Hours
Audio and Video


Government Mandated shelter in place orders due to COVID-19 have placed unique strains on being able to provide services to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV). Such orders have also created unique forms of IPV that service providers should be aware of. It can be difficult to provide services via telehealth, particularly when attempting to modify safety plans, and navigating the legal and ethical issues involved with providing teletherapy in general, and particularly to clients who are in abusive relationships.


  • State foundational knowledge on the unique aspects of IPV due to shelter in place orders and a global pandemic.
  • Use practical information on how to incorporate telehealth services into safety plans.
  • Explore the ethical issues related to teletherapy provided to clients in abusive relationships.

Oringinally recorded as a part of IVAT's Telehealth Training Series



Diana Avalle, Psy.D.'s Profile

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Director of Forensic Training

Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

Diana Avalle, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical forensic psychologist. She received her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (IVAT) and now works as the Director of Forensic Training for IVAT. Her work at IVAT includes providing trauma-focused therapy to the community and conducting forensic evaluations for family, civil, and criminal courts nationally. Her clients include survivors of intimate partner violence and child abuse in shelter and community settings. Additionally, she currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and National University. Further, she also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.

Dr. Avalle has expertise working in a confidential emergency domestic violence shelter where she gained experience working with survivors of domestic violence who were also struggling with substance abuse. She also has case management experience working with formerly homeless women on Skid Row in Los Angeles in a permanent supportive housing facility. Her areas of interest include forensic assessment, intimate partner violence, and women's/gender issues.