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Shepherd's Door 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate and Peer Counseling Training

40-Hour Domestic Violence Certificate Counseling Training.

Training meets all requirements from the State of California, Office of Emergency Services

Who should attend?

  • Community Advocates

  • Medical Staff

  • Social Workers

  • Law Enforcement Personnel

  • Therapists

  • Volunteers

  • Case Managers

  • School and College Counselors

  • Clergy

  • Substance Abuse Counselors

  • Program Directors

  • Public Defenders

  • Child/Children Monitors 

  • History of Domestic Violence

  • Civil and Criminal law as it relates to domestic violence

  • Domestic violence victim-counselor privilege, the confidentiality of victim records and information

  • Societal attitudes toward domestic violence

  • Peer counseling techniques

  • Housing, public assistance

  • Teen dating violence

  • Human trafficking

  • Cultural Competency

Please note, after completion of this training course, you will be considered a “Domestic Violence Counselor” if you are employed or volunteer by a domestic violence victim service organization, whether financially compensated or not, for the purpose of rendering advice or assistance to victims of domestic violence, according to California Evidence Code Section §1037. 1 (a) (1) 

Mail checks to Shepherd’s Door P.O. Box 40441, Pasadena, CA 91104. Or you can pay online at Click the donate button and proceed with payment. The training cost is $300.00 per person. We offer a discount price to non-profit organizations with 8 or more staff who will be taking the course. For college students who are getting their degrees in social work, therapists or psychology, we offer a discount with proof of enrollment. Call the office for more information at:



626-765-9967 – 833-646-1527


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