Deciphering controlling behaviours in relationships
The Professional Development People
Effective assessment and responsive strategies to support couples in distress
Presenter: Jackie Burke
Many couples seeking counselling are struggling with one or both person’s controlling behaviour. As clinicians we are required to accurately assess and respond to controlling behaviours. Most clinicians can correctly identify physically violent relationships as unacceptable but even physical violence within relationships can stem from different sources and require different approaches to be effectively resolved.
Clinical competence can be even more challenged by controlling behaviours that do not manifest physically. Such behaviours can include: chronic criticism, defensive responses to requests for change, isolating a person from their friends and family, signalling contempt and snooping. These controlling behaviours can also stem from different sources and deciphering which you are working with can be challenging.
This course will provide clinicians with the latest research about different types of control and violence including characterological and situational domestic violence and will explore how the impacts of trauma on one or both partners can manifest in behaviours that are controlling.
Treatment approaches for different types of control in relationships are explored enabling most effective interventions for clients. Clinicians will be immediately equipped to implement their learnings in their work with clients.
CPD Hours: This event counts as 7 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.
PACFA MEMBER DISCOUNT * PACFA members can avail a discount of 20% off the registration fees for all live events and digital seminars on our website by applying the code ‘PDP20PACFA’ at the checkout.
For full details regarding the event and registration please go to the website.