Understanding the dynamics of domestic abuse
This evidence-based session will deconstruct domestic abuse to show how it works to entrap victims in a world of confusion and fear. Drawing on contemporary theorising, research and real life examples it will explore constructive approaches to working with those affected.
About the presenter
Nel Whiting is a Learning & Development Worker with Scottish Women’s Aid, where she has worked since September 2003. Her role takes her throughout Scotland providing learning opportunities which explore the dynamics of domestic abuse to a range of professionals in the voluntary and statutory sector. She is committed to providing high-quality training which reflects the practical concerns of delegates and is underpinned by a solid theoretical understanding of the issues. Nel is a regular lecturer at the Scottish Police College, the Scottish Probation College and Stirling University. She also teaches on the Queen Margaret University ‘Gender Justice’ module.
Nel is particularly interested in exploring how an individual’s gender shapes their experiences of oppression, inequality and violation. She is author of "What Can Contemporary Gender Theory Contribute to An Understanding of Abuse in Same Sex Relationships?", which was published in the Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies 2008; the "Asking About Abuse: Routine Enquiry of Domestic Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse Training Pack" (with Cosgrove & Beavon) which was published by the Scottish Government Health Directorate in 2011; and "Effecting Operational Change Through Training: Challenges and Approaches" in N.Lombard and L. McMillan (eds.) (forthcoming, 2012) Research Highlights in Social Work: Violence Against Women, Jessica Kingsley Publications.
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.