Coercive control and its impact on mental health

Register now for ‘Coercive control and its impact on mental health’ on Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 7:15pm (AEDT) to gain a better understanding of how to identify coercive behaviours, their impact on mental health and practical ways to support affected individuals.

Coercive control is recognised as a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviour perpetrators use to gain power over another person, commonly an intimate partner. To provide targeted and consistent support to victims, it is essential that practitioners have a shared understanding of coercive control across disciplines in order to raise awareness of the abusive nature of coercion.

Our interdisciplinary panel will explore how to make coercive control visible and unpack strategies perpetrators use to impact their partner’s sense of agency, such as reducing access to social, emotional or financial supports. Panellists will present practical strategies practitioners can use to support individuals affected by coercive control in their current or past relationships, and discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, shared language and appropriate referral pathways when providing care to victims.

Our interdisciplinary panel of practitioners includes:

  • Dr. Karen Williams (NSW - Psychiatrist)
  • David Tully (SA – Practice Manager for Family Violence – Relationships Australia)
  • Dr. Bronwyn Hudson (NSW – GP/Addiction Physician)
and facilitator: Dr. Andrew Amos (QLD - Psychiatrist).

Before the webinar:

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Webinar date:
Tuesday 15 February 2022

Webinar time: 
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm (AEDT)

Please note webinar start time for your state
7.15 pm - NSW, Vic, Tas & ACT
6.45 pm - SA
6.15 pm - Qld 
5.45 pm - NT
4.15 pm - WA

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  • Suicide Prevention for LGBTQI+ Communities
  • An interdisciplinary approach to Perinatal anxiety and depression
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Supporting the wellbeing of infants and children through a trauma-informed lens
  • Building parents’ understanding of infant mental health

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