Description & Objectives

Continuing Education Hours: 2.5 CEs for LPC, SW, LMFT and Psychologists - NBCC Approved

Description: Intimate partner violence is not limited to people of a particular SES, faith, sexual orientation or identity, gender, age, race or any other demographic identifier. Because of the prevalence of IPV, clinicians must be educated to understand the dynamics, identify the markers of victim, survivor and perpetrator, and offer resources and/or appropriate treatment. This workshop will give a high-level overview of these topics and provide an opportunity for clinicians to ask questions, share and gain resources to move towards elimination of IPV in our communities, and break the cycle of intimate partner trauma.

Learning Objectives:

By the conclusion of this webinar clinicians will:

  • have an increased awareness of the prevalence of IPV in Texas
  • better understand the types and manifestations of IPV
  • be able to screen for IPV
  • have gained resources to support the survivor


Vanessa Vaughter

Vanessa Vaughter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a staff psychotherapist at The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology, a not for profit where she provides therapy for adolescents and adults, with a specialization in trauma. She earned a B.A. from The University of Texas, Austin, a Masters in Divinity from Duke University, and a Masters of Social Work at UT Arlington. Vanessa served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church and a corporate trainer for Sprint prior to becoming a social worker. As Education Director for Hope’s Door, Vanessa provided dating and intimate partner violence prevention and educational workshops, was keynote speaker for Collin County Council on Family Violence Conferences, and provided trauma therapy for clients. Vanessa then worked as a clinical social worker for Baylor Scott & White Community Care Clinics where she offered therapy for those without insurance. She opened a small private practice, then joined The Center in 2019. She and her husband, Rev. Woody Weilage, attend Wilshire Baptist Church and live in their dream home, a 1910 Arts and Crafts, located just off the Historic McKinney Square.