Josselyn Academy

CE Workshop

January 25, 2024
A Safe Place for Help: Perspectives on Working with Intimate Partner Violence

Register through the form below.

  • Speakers
    • Hannah Rogers, LCPC, ATR-P, CDVP
    • Fred Smith, MS, LPC, NCC
    • Aiyana Emsun, M.Ed
  • Thursday, January 25, 11 am – 2 pm
  • Virtual via Zoom
  • 3 CEUs will be offered
  • $30 per person

Space is limited. Registration will close by 1 pm on Wednesday, January 24.

Participants will receive a Zoom link via email.

Hannah Rogers

Associate Clinical Director

Fred Smith

Associate Director of Intervention Program for Domestic Abuse and Violence (IPDAV); Counselor

Aiyana Emsun

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Speaker Bios

Hannah Rogers, LCPC, ATR-P, CDVP
Hannah is the Associate Clinical Director of victim’s counseling services at A Safe Place.  She provides counseling to victims and survivors, as well as supervision to counselors on site.  She has been with the agency since 2020, when she graduated from the University of Louisville with a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Art therapy.  She is passionate about providing education, expressive modalities, and trauma informed care to the people she works with.   Prior to this role she worked in school based, community mental health, and community crisis settings with people of many ages and cultures.  Outside of work, you can find Hannah spending time with her dog and husband; hiking, painting, dancing, or traveling.

Fred Smith, MS, LPC, NCC
Fred is the Associate Director for IPDAV, the Intervention Program for Domestic Abuse and Violence at A Safe Place for Help. As a later in life career changer, Fred spent 27 years as a remodeling carpenter and cabinet maker before becoming a professional counselor. He went to graduate school for counseling at National Louis University in September of 2019, just in time for COVID to hit. He did his graduate school internship at A Safe Place for Help, counseling survivors of intimate partner violence as well as co-facilitating men’s PAIP groups -the Partner Abuse Intervention Program, a program for those who choose to use abuse in their intimate relationships. As Associate Director of IPDAV he continues theose duties, as well as the other duties that come with the position. Fred recently completed Internal Family Systems (IFS) training and is an IFS trained counselor. He believes that all parts are welcome, even the ones that behave negatively. He believes it imperative for each of us to find, own, and shine our individual light on the world, because the world needs each and every one of us to do our part, from our hearts, whenever able.  Fred has been involved with Victories of the Heart – an organization that promotes personal growth in men – for 23 years. He has been a participant, weekend staff member, or Breakthrough Weekend Leader on over 40 experiential weekends.  It is through his experiences in Victories that he came to the realization he wanted to become a counselor. Fred enjoys most types of music, especially heavy metal. He is a cigar aficionado and smokes many cigars in the interest of his own self-care, to connect with others, for relaxation, and to help cope with what it means to be human.

Aiyana Emsun, M.Ed
Before finding herself in this position at A Safe Place, Aiyana Emsun taught elementary general music for 8 years, preschool through 5th grade. She also acted as her school’s PBIS Tier 2 coach for 5 years, led professional development for staff, and ran several behavioral/SEL interventions with students. She has her bachelor’s degree in music education from Northern Illinois University, and master’s degree in Mental Health Practices in Public Schools from University of Missouri – Columbia. Outside of the workday, she enjoys singing in choirs, crafting, and hanging out with her two cats, Pete and Smokey!