Domestic violence

Domestic Violence – A Systemic Therapy Approach to Risk, Responsibility and Collaboration

Friday 2 October 2020 - A Live Webinar

Led by Dr Arlene Vetere

  • Includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event)
  • Bookings close at 9.00am BST Tuesday 29 September

This webinar will outline the systemic safety methodology for safe relationship therapy when physical and emotional violence is known to have occurred. It is in response to the increase of violence in the home during the lockdown period, and the challenges of working remotely with these clients. It will assist practitioners to assess when it’s safe enough to work relationally, and when to offer alternatives.

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SPEAKERS

Dr Arlene Vetere,

FULL PROGRAMME

13.00 BST (08.00 EDT)
The Risk of Future Violence: Managing and Assessing the Risk
The webinar will open with some contextual starting points for therapeutic work with intimate relationships, couples and families. Arlene will then explore the management of risk of future violence and its ongoing assessment. Risk is managed through the use of the “stable third” person and slow, careful safety planning, tailored to the particular circumstances of the family/couple relationship. Safety planning identifies internal and external triggers for dangerous physiological arousal, and resources. These might include times when a difficult interaction did not become a dangerous one, and safety strategies to predict and prevent violence. The talk will conclude with the systemic assessment of risk and the adaptations needed to the safety methodology when working online.

14.00
Discussion

14.15
Break

14.30
Responsibility and the Relationship with Explanation
Arlene will develop ideas on how therapists can help couples and families take responsibility for safety and to be accountable for their actions that harm others. In this way of working, responsibility is seen as the ability to respond, to listen, to stand in the shoes of the other, and to take appropriate action. We shall pay attention to how family members talk about their violent behaviour, minimising the passive voice versus the language of agency.

15.45
Discussion

16.00
Break

16.30
Collaborative Practice, and Contra-Indications for Relational Therapy
Finally, we shall look at how it is possible to work collaboratively and transparently when family members might be required to work with us through the child protection process. We shall outline a contextual and systemic way of writing reports on behalf of children who live with fear and violence at home. The webinar will close with the contra-indications for safe relationship therapy when violence is known to have occurred.

17.30
Discussion

18.00
End

FEES

Handouts included:

Bookings close at 9.00am BST Tuesday 29 September

Confer member:
£56
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Self-funded:
£70

CPD

Certificates of attendance for 4 hours will be provided

VENUE

This is a live online webinar using Zoom software. Zoom is free to download and use.

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SCHEDULE

Friday
13.00 BST (08.00 EDT) Start
14.00 Discussion
14.15 Break
14.30 Continue
15.45 Discussion
16.00 Break
16.30 Continue
17.30 Discussion
18.00 End

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