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Understanding Coercive Control Workshop

Find out how to facilitate client recovery from coercive control.

  • Starts 11 May
  • 120 British pounds
  • Online training

Available spots

Service Description

This workshop is suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals interested in supporting clients to recover from the emotional and psychological impact of coercive control. This session will present contemporary understandings of the psychological and emotional impact of coercive control and will offer practical therapeutic strategies and a chance to practice skills. An appreciation for coercive control has been greatly facilitated by the United Kingdom’s pioneering laws to criminalise coercive control in the Serious Crime Act (2015) (Section 76) and the Domestic Abuse Act (2021) which pertain to intimate relationships including post-separation abuse and relationships with wider family members, including parent abuse and ‘honour’-based abuse. It is important that counsellors are knowledgeable about the psychological dynamics of the coercive controlling relationship and can sensitively manage power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship and facilitate a growing sense of client autonomy that will help facilitate their recovery. In this workshop, you will learn: • The legal definitions of coercive and controlling behaviours and how these deepen our understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse that clients may have experienced • Psychological impact of the experience of a pattern of coercive control which may present in clients who have experienced domestic abuse • The development of trauma coerced attachment toward perpetrators and how to help people to break free of these trauma bonds • Managing power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship and challenges to establishing trust in clients who have suffered coercive influence and abuse • Developing a destigmatising and supportive framework of working with victims of domestic abuse that acknowledges the phenomenological experience while helping clients to challenge previously held beliefs that were inculcated by the perpetrator • Opportunity to practice skills and consider casework Linda Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, MBACP (Accred.) is an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with BACP and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom, as both a clinical and counselling psychologist. Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, MBPsS, is co-Programme Leader (with Linda) for the MSc Psychology of Coercive Control at the University of Salford, and is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Coercion, Abuse and Manipulation.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

0333 335 5896

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