Professional Learning & Training
This workshop will highlight and illustrate ways of responding to men’s affective reactions when addressing family violence. Violence is often mediated through reactive affects which can be overlooked in cognitive interventions and psycho-educational programs. The workshop will focus on the importance of understanding and responding to the parasympathetic affects of shame, disgust and contempt which are central in the mediation of violence and abusive behaviour. When these affects are misunderstood they tend to produce reactive behaviour for the men we work with and within ourselves. However, these affects can also enable a productive and ethical movement towards just, respectful and loving connections within families.
The workshop will highlight non-shaming ways of responding, rather than reacting, within the complex assemblage of power relations and moral imperatives that support family violence.
Friday 5th May 2017 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Relationships Australia NSW
Level 1, Suite 102
68 Waterloo Road
Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
(We do not have onsite parking facilities)
$220.00 (incl GST) for our Staff
$330.00 (incl GST) for non-RANSW staff
(Includes morning tea and networking event.)
Networking Event : Engaging men’s responses to family violence - Book Launch
Author: Andrew King | ISBN 978-0-6480015-0-8 (Paperback)
Friday afternoon from 4.30pm – 5.30pm
(Entertainment and nibbles included)
Alan has worked in a range of multi-undisciplinary teams addressing violence and abusive behaviour for more than 30 years. Rather than tire from this work, he has become increasingly intrigued with possibilities for the discovery of ethical, respectful and accountable ways of relating. The valuing of ethics, fairness and the importance of protest against injustice has led him to stray considerably from the path prescribed in his early training as a psychologist, towards a political analysis of abuse. Alan’s publication ‘Becoming Ethical: A Parallel Political Journey With Men Who Have Abused,’ is a result of his experience over his career. He is currently a director of Nada, an independent service that provides intervention in family abuse, violence and workplace harassment. He manages the Mary St. Program for young people who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviour, along with their caregivers and communities.