What is the course about?
The course will look at the dynamics of domestic abuse from the perspective of both victim and perpetrator; The course will also look at the ethics of working with domestic abuse especially in the context of couples counselling.
What will we cover?
Domestic abuse; anger management, co-dependence, ethics and safety.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Describe the dynamics behind an abusive relationship;
Outline at least 2 techniques for working with anger management;
Outline at least 2 techniques for working with co-dependency;
Assess when it may be safe to work with couples who are living with domestic abuse, and where to refer if not appropriate.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for therapists, trainee therapists or other professionals who may work or be involved with victims of domestic violence. Counselling experience/knowledge required. Difficult issues will be discussed in an educational setting.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Learning will be facilitated by teaching input, discussion, reflection, small and large group work. Students will be expected to participate in class activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Students do not need to bring any materials to this class. The tutor will provide all necessary handouts and other materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course may spark an interest in general psychotherapy or psychology. You also may be interested in some of our other ‘working with…’ courses:
PT548 - CBT for therapists and counsellors
PT544 - Acceptance and commitment therapy for healthcare professionals
PT531 - Group Facilitation
PT556 - Working with two chairs
PT542 - Ways into working with couples
PT569 - Working therapeutically with masks
PT583 - Working with couples: an introduction.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details