Becoming the Clinician Ally for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Effective Clinical Intervention with Survivors of Domestic Violence

A one-day workshop for clinicians and helpers from Growing A New Heart
Led by JAC Patrissi


When: 26 June, 2018 (Tuesday) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop  is designed to help therapists, social workers, child protection workers and those who seek to play a supportive role for survivors of domestic violence and others who are navigating current or past abusive relationships. No prior knowledge of intimate partner violence is required. 

Over the course of the day’s  lectures, handouts, small group work and behavioral rehearsals, participants will:

  • Identify and make distinctions among abusive and destructive relationships, including working with persons in romantic partnership with people who have untreated mental health issues, untreated addiction, chronic immaturity and/or abusive values
  • Analyze the impact on the survivors of prevalent lenses for understanding domestic violence
  • Analyze the impact of social responses to domestic violence
  • Analyze a stage model of survivors’ experience
  • Predict and preparefor interactions with survivors
  • Identify and practice optimistic attunement with survivors of domestic violence
  • Practice resilience-promoting responses and treatment plans for  survivors of domestic violence

Cost: £150.00

Includes continental breakfast, hot lunch, and refreshments. Please inquire about discounted rates for new clinicians and student practitioners.


JAC Patrissi has been crafting creative solutions to relationship trauma and abuse for 29 years. She works as a couples’ counselor and trauma clinician and is author of Should I Stay or Should I Go: A Guide to Knowing If Your Relationship Can—And Should—Be Saved. (Penguin/Berkley 2011)


Hilton London Paddington Hotel
146 Praed Street
London, W2 1EE, UK
Phone: 44 (0)207 8500500
Fax: 44 (0)207 8500600

Hilton London Paddington Hotel

A limited number of conference-rate rooms are available for those traveling from out of town.