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  • February 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


ZOOM Presentation
United States
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Dr. Lisa Cox Romain, PhD, LMFT, LPCC, NCC, SAP, RYT


Domestic Violence and the Impact on the Family and Developing Brain

A Zoom presentation on

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:30 am to 12 Noon.

Last day for early registration is Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 6 pm.

After you register, a link will be sent to you by our Zoom host Dean Bender prior to the presentation.

Description of Presentation:
Domestic violence is an epidemic leading to trauma and lasting effects on brain development. Women, men, and children are being verbally, emotionally, and psychologically abused and experiencing mental health challenges. Couples are being physically, financially, sexually, and spiritually abusive and minimizing other forms of abuse. Families are being torn apart and children placed in foster care. Domestic violence and intimate partner abuse leads to broken homes, unhealthy relationships, incarceration, and death. This workshop will cover the dynamics of domestic violence, power and control in intimate partner relationships, trauma and impact on the developing brain, and provide resources for professionals working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by domestic violence.

Instructor Information:
Dr. Lisa Cox Romain is an organizational psychologist and clinician with over 27 years experience helping individuals, couples, families and corporations achieve goals that lead to success. Her educational background includes degrees in Psychology, Educational Counseling, Organizational Management and Development, Couples and Family Therapy and a PhD degree in Organizational Psychology. Dr. Lisa also holds licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor, is a National Certified Counselor, Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional. Dr. Lisa is a CAMFT CE Provider, CAMFT Certified Supervisor, Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator, registered yoga instructor, and is Level 2 Trained in Gottman Methods Couples Therapy. In addition to being involved in numerous other organizations, Dr. Romain is the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Board of directors President-elect.

Educational Goals:
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Domestic Violence and name the behaviors associated with Intimate Partner Abuse.
  2. Gain an understanding of how domestic violence impacts the developing brain.
  3. Learn the warning signs of domestic violence, assessment tools, and resources for domestic violence.

Measurable Objectives:

  1. Identify 3 types of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse.
  2. Explain how domestic violence impacts the developing brain.
  3. Assess 3 warning signs and specify 2 resources for domestic violence and intimate partner abuse.

Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours after completing a course evaluation.


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $15

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact Lynne Thomson at leftisright62@gmail.com or call 916 987 9616.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. Provider number is 97723. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All Sierra Foothill Chapter members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. on February 12, 2022. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Lynne Thomson, leftisright62@gmail.com, and a link can be sent to you.

*The next Sierra Foothills Zoom workshop is on Saturday, April 9, 2022. This is a two-hour presentation by Talal Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT, on "Plagues, Politics, and Relationship Vulnerability."