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The Empowerment Wheel: Helping Clients Heal from Relationship Abuse

Helping Clients Heal from Relationship Abuse

1.5 CE Hour

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Relationship abuse (e.g., domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, etc.) continues rampant in our society. Statistics associated with the #metoo movement and increased intimate partner violence/domestic violence reports during the pandemic support the need for the continued care of victims and survivors during, and perhaps more importantly, after the relationship has ended. Counselors need to understand how relationship abuse occurs and the impact of that abuse on the victim. Understanding how healing or recovery from abuse can occur is also essential. Counselors need hands-on techniques and interventions that they can use in practice with victims and survivors of relationship abuse. The empowerment wheel provides a straightforward, practical intervention using art therapy to illustrate six key concepts promoting self-awareness, healing, and growth. This presentation provides a clear and easy-to-use approach and practical tools for counselors serving clients with a history of relationship abuse.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is for participants to increase knowledge of the concept of empowerment and how empowerment can enhance healing from relationship violence.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define empowerment.

  • Identify the six areas of intrapersonal awareness and growth.

  • Explain two ways that intrapersonal awareness and growth contribute to the empowerment of victims of relationship violence.

Counselors has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
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Astra B. Czerny, PhD, LCMHC (NC)

Dr. Astra B. Czerny is a licensed counselor (LCMHC-NC & LPC-PA), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH). She maintains a small private practice for clients and a supervision and consultation practice with clinicians. Dr. Czerny is an associate professor at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, where she is the clinical coordinator and the developer of the Trauma Certificate program. Dr. Czerny is an active presenter at both state and national conferences. Her areas of interest include healing from trauma and empowerment.

Rachel Brandoff, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPAT

Dr. Rachel Brandoff is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and credentialed supervisor (ATCS). She is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Art Therapy Concentration in the Community and Trauma Counseling program at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Brandoff maintains a clinical practice specializing with individuals who are coming out of crises and coping with trauma. She provides supervision and consultation to art therapists and professional counselors. Dr. Brandoff has served on the boards of various professional organizations and is a regular presenter at regional and national conferences. Her first book, Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets, was published in 2019.

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