Intimate Partner Violence: Raising Our Awareness as Clinicians

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Dating Violence: Being Better Prepared to End Abuse by Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT

Sexual Assault: What It Looks Like, How to Prevent It and Help Survivors Recover by Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT

 Why Domestic Violence Occurs and How to Stop It by Lisa Firestone, PhD


National Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Advocacy and Education

Saving Promise works for public awareness and prevention to reduce the number of individuals and families that are impacted by intimate partner violence

No More, a public awareness campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault

One Love

Resources for Teens

Break The Cycle:

A national organization to empower youth to end dating abuse and manage emotions.

Love is Respect

A website, hotline, chat line and text-based support to get help for yourself or someone else. A partnership between Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline.

One Love Foundation

Founded in 2010 to honor Yeardley Love, a UVA senior and lacrosse player who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend. It reaches out to young people across the country to raise awareness about the warning signs of abuse. Victim and Survivor Resources

Includes hotline phone numbers, and links to help those in abusive relationships, and promote prevention.

Smartphone Applications

Circle of 6

iPhone and Android app designed to give college students a fast private way to reach six friends they choose.

Love Is Not Abuse

iPhone app designed for parents, to help them recognize signs of relationship abuse through technology, cell phone messages, and social networking. It helps parents understand the nature and impact of digital dating abuse, and links parents and teens to resources for help, and the Love Is Not Abuse curriculum for teens.

My Plan App

Offered by the One Love Foundation, this app helps a person determine if a relationship is unsafe and create an action plan to leave safely.

For Family and Friends of Abuse Victims

Love Is Respect Safety Planning

An interactive guide for family, friends and someone experiencing abuse, to help them find safety and know how to act in different scenarios.

In Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria Domestic Violence Program 703-746-4911 – Excellent resources for family and victims of abuse.


Intimate Partner Violence: Raising Our Awareness as Clinicians

Robyn Brickel, MA, LMFT

Robyn E. Brickel MA, LMFT, is the founder and director of Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, which she established in 1999. Her insights for parent and teens appear in interviews in The Washington Post, and Washington Parent magazine, and she presents educational workshops for clinicians on the treatment of adolescent substance abuse and trauma. Her counseling and psychoeducational services provide treatment for recovery from trauma and/or abuse, including dissociation; addictions; adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) issues; body image issues and eating disorders; self-harming behaviors, including emotional intensity and instability; anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders; challenged family systems; chronic illness; co-dependency; dysfunctional relationships; life transitions; loss and bereavement; relationship distress; self esteem; GLBTQ and sexual identity issues/struggles; and stress reduction. She is a trained trauma and addictions therapist who has helped countless clients make and maintain positive changes in their lives. To learn more about Robyn E. Brickel, visit her website.


APA Reference
Brickel, R. (2016). Intimate Partner Violence: Raising Our Awareness as Clinicians. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 25, 2020, from


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Last updated: 19 Oct 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Oct 2016
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