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How to Identify Patterns of Abuse in Clients

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Produced on March 27, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Physical abuse is commonly depicted as "abuse" in popular culture and literature, but the reality is that physical abuse is just the most visible manifestation. Abuse more often lies beneath the surface. Physical abuse is typically the end of the escalation, not the start. Domestic abuse takes many forms and encompasses a world of behavior, often divided up in a number of domains (twenty-six for purposes of this lecture). Not only should a practitioner know this, but they should be able to identify the patterns of abuse. This presentation, presented by experienced practitioner Giugi Carminati, will prepare attorneys to talk to experts in a more educated manner, ask the right questions, and look for the right evidence to make their case. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the different types of abuse and become familiar with examples of each
  2. Identify patterns of abuse in your clients
  3. Become equipped to communicate with experts successfully
  4. Know what evidence to look for when developing your case

Credit Information

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Giugi Carminati


Giugi Carminati is a litigator and intersectional feminist advocate. She is a human and civil rights attorney at NDH, LLC. She practices in state and federal courts and is licensed in Texas, New York, DC, and Colorado. She brings firm but compassionate legal advocacy for her clients. She speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.


terry p.

Excellent presentation.

Maria M.

Excellent course

Caitlin S.

Very informative and smart CLE. Thank you!

Robin H.

Great class

Rufus W.

Great mix of legal guidelines and information with practical information from a psychological and interactive perspective

Julie A. B.

Terrific presentation delivered from home during the COVID-19 health emergency.

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