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Family Violence: An introduction to family violence risk

Event number: 17269
4 CPD hours
Study Group Network
Presenter(s): Dr Lisa Warren MCCLP MCFP

In Australia 17% of women and 5% of men have violence perpetrated against them by their partner (ABS Personal Safety Project, 2012). The violence ranges from the use of psychological force to homicide. One in five murders in this country are committed by a current or former partner. Violence within families extends to children, parents and more distant relatives with recent studies beginning to clarify the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse and neglect (CAN).

This workshop provides an introduction to the state of knowledge in the family violence field and the need for change and reform in services to a more integrated response where problems such as IPV, CAN, stalking and elder abuse by family can be addressed by joint responses and services integration. Reference will be made to the findings and recommendations of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. 

This group is suitable for those new to the area of family violence or considering working in the area. Experienced clinicians in this area will benefit if they are seeking to update their knowledge in the

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will have gained:

  • Understanding of family violence epidemiology
  • Insights from the stalking literature
  • Knowledge of the CRAF framework
  • Understanding of integrating IPV and CAN responses

About the presenter(s)

Dr Lisa Warren is an expert in the field of stalking and threat management. She is a clinical and forensic psychologist and Managing Director of the Melbourne-based threat management company Code Black Threat Management. Dr Warren can comment on reasons people pursue celebrities and members of the general public, when the pursuit is clearly one-sided. As well as stalking behaviours, her expertise includes managing those who threaten to kill people other than themselves. She has also published and lectures widely in the field of threat management.


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Online registration

Doncaster East

Currawong Bush Park Conference Centre
277 Reynolds Road
Doncaster East, VIC 3109
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 20/5/2017
End date: 20/5/2017
Time: 9am - 1pm


APS Member: $110.00
APS Student: $44
Non Member: $220.00


APS - Melbourne Branch
The Study Group Network (SGN) is an initiative of the APS Melbourne Branch designed to improve psychologists’ clinical and research skills and to keep them current with new developments.
Contact Karen Holst
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