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What is Domestic Terrorism?

Sybil Cummin, MA, LPC, ACS

June 25, 2021

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What is domestic terrorism?

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Domestic terrorism or characterological abuse is a form of intimate partner violence that originates from power, control, and gender differences. It is unidirectional, therefore it is going to be from one partner to the other. The abusive partner will not likely take any responsibility for their actions and they believe that the abusive behaviors are justified. 

 

This Ask the Expert is an edited excerpt from the webinar,  The Thin Line: Assessing for Domestic Violence in Couples Therapy, presented by Sybil Cummin, MA, LPC, ACS.

 


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Sybil Cummin, MA, LPC, ACS

Sybil Cummin, MA, LPC, ACS, is the creator of Beyond Power and Control, and a private practitioner in Arvada, Colorado specializing in working with victims and survivors of domestic violence and children and teens who have been affected by violence in the home.  Sybil has 13+ years of experience in working with children and families and has a passion for working with victims and survivors of domestic violence and a passion for training other clinicians to work with this population.  


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