april, 2016

21apr7:00 pm- 8:35 pmUnderstanding and addressing family violence webinar series: Understanding and recognising family violence7:00 pm - 8:35 pm


Event Details

This webinar will provide an overview of family violence, with a particular focus on intimate partner violence. The session will clarify family violence prevalence rates and discuss commonly proffered causes for this social malaise. The webinar will outline and explain behaviour patterns inherent in intimate partner violence and identify their psychological impacts. There will also be discussion about how to examine critically the veracity of prevalent community myths about and attitudes toward family violence.

This webinar is the first in a webinar series that addresses the topic of Understanding and addressing family violence.

This webinar series addresses family violence as an increasingly prevalent issue arising in specialist and general psychological practice settings, and in psychological research. It is a factor that has relevance for forensic populations, couple therapy, assessments for court, and the psychological wellbeing of countless children and adults. It may be enacted differently within diverse cultural, linguistic and community contexts. The prevalence of this issue with its impact on the profession of psychology specifically and society generally has become increasingly apparent with skyrocketing reports to police and burgeoning demand for services. There is clear evidence experiencing violence in the home is a major contributor to the burden of disease for both women and men, with a family violence-related murder in Australia occurring on average at least weekly and with an estimated one million Australian children having witnessed violence at home.

It consists of 4 webinars that cover the following topics:

  1. Understanding and recognizing family violence (21 April 2016, 7-8.30pm AEST)
  2. Responding therapeutically with clients affected by family violence:  Best practice for psychologists (26 April 2016, 7-8.30pm AEST)
  3. Effects of family violence on children and young people:  Impacts and interventions (3 May 2016, 7-8.30pm AEST)
  4. Working with men who have perpetrated family violence (10 May 2016, 7-8.30pm AEST)

You can register for all 4 webinars at a discounted price or you can register for the webinars individually. Visit the Australian Psychological Society website to register.

Registration for this first webinar and for the whole series will close at 12.00 noon AEST on Thursday 21 April 2016.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:35 pm


Australian Psychological Society