Sydney Alumni PD Session - Working with Domestic Violence and Abuse in Couples and Family Counselling

Posted by the Alumni team on 6 May 2016

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The ACAP Alumni team is pleased to announce our next professional development session for 2016.

In alignment with Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month (QLD), we are delighted to announce that Herb Cannon from Relationships Australia will be presenting on;

Working With Domestic Violence and Abuse
in Couples and Family Counselling

Date:               Tuesday 24th May
Times:              5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration, Refreshments and Networking
                          6.00pm to 8.30pm Presentation (short 15 min break)                      
Location:         Level 5 Lecture Room 1, 11 York Street, Sydney
Cost:                 Covered by ACAP
Booking Fee:   $20 refundable, conditions apply*
Registrations:  Please see below

Herb Cannon has 19 years of experience working as a counsellor and therapist, having entered the field as an Addictions Counsellor Intern in 1997, working in addiction treatment centres such as the Queen Mary Hospital in Hamnar Springs in New Zealand and Maryfield's Day Recovery Centre in Campbelltown.

Herb has worked as a Couple and Family therapist for the past 15 years and has been working with Relationships Australia NSW for the past eight years in the position of Senior Couples and Family Therapist. Herb currently facilitates the Taking Responsibility program at Macquarie Park, an 18 week behavioural change program for men who have been violent and abusive in their family relationships.

Herb has an undergraduate degree in Counselling in Addictions (AICA), a Post Grad. Dip in Gestalt Therapy (IGC) and Post Grad Dip. in Couple and Family Therapy (AIRS). He is a PACFA registered Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Psychotherapist.

In this session Herb will cover the following :

  • Defining violence/abuse on a continuum of severity
  • Viewing violent and abusive behaviour through an attachment lens and neurobiological lens to systemically understand the creative adaptation into these behvaviours. Implications to working with DV
  • Legislation - Family Law Act, Child Protection Act, Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young Person's Act
  • Best Practices - research - RA policy
  • Safety Issues
  • Ethical Issues
  • Reporting 
  • Self-Care

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2.5 CPE hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form. Registrations will be via Eventrbrite and you will receive an email confirming your registration.

This event is only open to graduates of ACAP.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the session.