Engaging men’s responses to family violence Workshop - Brisbane, QLD

Date: 11-Oct-2017

Australian Counselling Association Training Room, Newmarket, QLD - Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.


This workshop explores key skills for working effectively with men’s responses to conflict situations using a child centred approach. It explores practical ways workers can respond when working with men who experience high levels of conflict or use family violence in relationships. It focuses on early intervention work with these men so that they may access other behaviour change resources in their community. 

This workshop explores how workers can better engage with men to increase their motivation to access further support to address family violence issues. It builds upon the worker’s experience and introduces a range of practical tools that can be used with clients in a variety of settings responses to conflict to build insight, responsibility and change.

It focuses on:

  • the use of the domestic violence framework
  • using the generative approach to working with men and conflict/ family violence issues
  • using a child centred approach to support change
  • ways to focus on respectful relationship skills
  • differences between anger management and family violence work
  • supporting men to access additional services
  • using response based approaches to create insight, responsibility and greater safety
  • tools and exercises to use when working with men to enable them to better regulate conflict issues.

When: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Where: Australian Counselling Association Training RoomUnit 2 / 42 Finsbury Street, Newmarket.

Cost:The early bird booking is $242.00 (GST included). Morning tea and lunch are provided.

To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.

Facilitator: David Nancarrow

David has worked for the last 15 years in a range of counselling and professional roles. David has had extensive experience working in the Education Department assisting in school social behaviours and anger management counselling. As a mediator in Family Law, David saw clients with high levels of conflict, domestic violence and relationship breakdowns. This led David to develop the ‘Core Value’ therapy for anger management, conflict and mental health issues. He has spoken at several Men’s Health conferences around Australia about the success of this therapy. David is also passionate about delivering and training professionals in Father Inclusive Practice. As well as engaging dads in community and educational programs. David’s work has also allowed him to develop programs for the Education and Youth Justice Department, titled ‘My Path.’; a social behaviour program for teenage males who did not attend school. As a child consultant David specialized in symbol and sand tray therapy for children of separated families. David’s Journey took him on to manage a Mental Health organisation which utilized the Boston Model of Recovery for mentally ill clients. Lastly David is the author of two books, ‘What’s for Tea Dad’ which is a fun interactive cookbook for first time dads and ‘Honey I am Pregnant’; a manual for first time dads. Both are available as free e-books. Currently David works delivering Mental Health and Wellbeing training for OzHelp Tasmania for organisation and the business sector. David’s goal is to help equip people to be mentally and emotionally healthy to have successful and lasting relationships with themselves and others.




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