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Safely Leaving the Abusive Relationship: Do’s and Don’ts for Therapists

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, C-DBT
1 Hour 04 Minutes
Jan 28, 2022
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Leaving a toxic relationship isn’t easy. Manipulation, coercion, shame, self-doubt, and a sense of losing oneself can keep clients trapped in the abuse. And when they do make the decision to leave, the fear of dangerous explosive reactions can be very real. You need knowledge and interventions targeted at this population to help clients exit these relationships safely. View Katelyn Baxter-Musser, licensed clinical social worker and expert on intimate partner violence for this session and get the tools and interventions you need to increase your clinical competency in supporting clients exiting abusive relationships.


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Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW, C-DBT, is an accomplished therapist whose trainings have helped tens of thousands of therapists incorporate mindfulness-based techniques into their work. Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT) through Evergreen Certifications and extensively trained in mindfulness techniques, she seamlessly integrates these practices into her work with adults and adolescents presenting with a variety of concerns.

With a focus on cultivating self-awareness, emotional regulation and personal growth, Ms. Baxter-Musser empowers her clients to develop healthier coping strategies, process traumas, and transform destructive emotions. Ms. Baxter-Musser is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is an EMDRIA-approved consultant. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and the National Center for Crisis Management.

She previously sat on the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee and was the co-regional coordinator for the EMDRIA Southern Maine Regional Network. She works in private practice where her areas of expertise include the treatment of trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser is the owner, operator, trainer of Inner Awakening Counseling & Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Katelyn Baxter-Musser is a member of EMDRIA, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the National Center for Crisis Management, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

PESI and Katelyn Baxter-Musser are not affiliated or associated with Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, or her organizations.




  1. Analyze how complex barriers to leaving abusive relationships impact your role as a therapist.
  2. Employ a trauma-informed approach that respects clients’ autonomy.
  3. Utilize strategies to enhance clinical support and safety for clients exiting abusive relationships.


  • Barriers to leaving narcissistic abuse relationships
  • Trauma-informed approaches that respect clients’ autonomy
  • Strategies to enhance clinical support and safety

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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