This training focuses on managing high-stress situations domestic abuse advocates may encounter working with individuals who are experiencing emotional distress, when mental illness is a factor. Dr. Kelly Duggan will present this foundational training that includes an overview of types of major mental illness, and different approaches based on associated behaviors being presented. We will explore applying a “decision tree” to help prevent escalation, or to de-escalate a difficult situation that is unfolding. We invite registrants to share in advance, questions and scenarios they have encountered, for the presenter to address during the training.
Dr. Kelly K. Duggan, Psy.D. is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) skilled in treating trauma, complex trauma and PTSD, in addition to alcohol and other substance abuse issues, co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, mood and affective disorders, psychosis, and anxiety disorders.
Dr. Duggan has been involved with Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and Crisis Intervention Partnership (CIP) training since 2008, presenting numerous workshops and trainings in Wisconsin and nationally. She taught graduate psychology courses at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology and Alverno College.
This training is intended for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates in the state of Wisconsin and not open to the public. Capacity is limited, and advocates from End Abuse Member Programs will receive first priority. Others will be added to a waitlist. Registrants will be individually approved.