Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Clinical Settings


Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Clinical Settings

Priyanka Amin, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jody Glance, MD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Karen Jakubowski, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh Women's Biobehavioral Health Laboratory
Janice Goldsborough, MS Medical Advocacy Supervisor, Women's Center & Shelter
Amy Boyles, LCSW Caregiver Support Supervisor, VA Pittsburgh Health Care

Join us on February 12th when the Department will host a Clinical Grand Rounds focusing on addressing intimate partner violence with featured presentations by experts from the Pitt Department of Psychiatry and community partners at the Women's Shelter and Center and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Center. Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects about one in four females and one in nine males. The risk of experiencing IPV increases during times of stress, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many forms of IPV which can lead to diverse presentations in those experiencing IPV as well as their children, including various medical and psychiatric concerns.  In this presentation, we will discuss ways to assess and address IPV in a patient-centered, trauma-informed manner and will dispel common stereotypes or myths regarding IPV. We will also explore available resources for individuals experiencing IPV, both locally and nationally.

Date & Time. February 12, 2021; 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 954 9956 1340

The entirety of this program will be a lecture by the speaker(s). All individuals able to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Registration is not required for this event. This event is free and there will be no refunds. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

For more information. Please contact Jeanie Knox Houtsinger (

Continuing Education Credit:  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours.  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPH is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WPH maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.
The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital’s Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT renewal.  For more information, call (412) 204-9085.