Working with the perpetrators of Domestic Violence (DV) can be very challenging, particularly if they come under mandatory instruction. Is there any hope for a perpetrator to change? How can we work with someone who has a lot of anger? Is it safe enough for a female counsellor/psychotherapist to work with a violent man?  What is the difference between a male perpetrator and a female perpetrator?

This training is designed as a continuum from Part I, and will give both beginners and experienced counsellors/therapists the opportunity to learn further about:

  • identifying perpetrators of DV
  • presenting the knowledge of DV and its cycles to the perpetrators in a safe way
  • DV and the perpetrator’s responsibility
  • the underlying issues of the perpetrator’s power and control
  • the benefit of AVO for perpetrators of DV
  • the framework used when working with the perpetrators of DV
  • the intervention used for perpetrators of DV to take non-violent strategies

 By the conclusion of this training, participants will:

  • develop further knowledge in working with perpetrators of DV
  • learn how to identify DV at the early stage
  • learn how to engage perpetrators of DV in the therapeutic process, especially those under mandatory instruction
  • learn the framework, and the issues to address, in working with perpetrators of DV
  • learn the skills demonstrated in engaging the perpetrator of DV and develop practical applications for use therapeutically
  • increase in their confidence to apply these skills in their own practice

* Prerequisite: Working with the Victims of Domestic Violence