What’s love got to do with it? What all counsellors need to know about heterosexual Domestic Violence

College of Counselling Webinar Series: Part One

Presented by Cathy Bettman


The College of Counselling will be exploring Power and Control: What all counsellors need to know about domestic & family violence

This webinar is for counsellors who don’t have expertise in this area and whom would like to develop their knowledge and increase their awareness to be part of the solution to a serious Australian issue. Learn how to understand, acknowledge, support and empower clients when DV is an issue.

Domestic and family violence has been an ‘underground’ epidemic in Australia and as such is often not recognised by health professionals. Have you ever had a sense that the anxiety and depression a client is referred for is not the whole story? Or a who couple present with issues which you suspect have at core, a dynamic of power and control? The impact of the DV cycle is shaming, dehumanising, destroys agency, and all too often has tragic outcomes.

Join the first in this series of webinars and find out:

  • Why doesn’t she/he just leave?
  • How to develop a DV lens
  • What every counsellor needs to do when DV is disclosed
  • What not to do when DV is present

Venue: Online, Zoom webinar

Members $30 (inc. GST)
Student Members: $20 (inc. GST)
Non-members $50 (inc. GST)

This event counts as 2 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

Register via the PACFA PORTAL 


Please note, your link to attend each webinar will be sent 1 – 3 days prior to the webinar via events@pacfa.org.au, please check your junk and spam folders and if you are not able to locate the link please call the office or email events@pacfa.org.au , The portal and admin email addresses will not be monitored outside of business hours when the webinar commences. 


Cancellations made 5 or less working days prior to the course commencement date are 100% non-refundable.

Cancellations made more than 5 working days prior to the course commencement date may apply via email to admin@pacfa.org.au for a 50% refund.

Alternatively, course bookings may be transferred to another person or to a future course or event. Requests to transfer must be made via email to admin@pacfa.org.au prior to the course commencing.

After the commencement date/time of the course, no refunds or transfers are possible.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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