Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Introduction to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) & Coercive Control CPD 2 day training: 23rd & 30th November 2024
12 CPD hours
External Training, IACP CPD approved.

Introduction to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) & Coercive Control
2 Day Online Training for Counsellors; 

IACP CPD approved
12 CPD hours

The overall objectives of the 2 day training is to enable counsellors to recognise domestic violence and abuse and coercive control as it presents in the therapeutic space; to equip counsellors to respond appropriately and competently to the issues presenting and refer where necessary. The objectives for day one and day two are outlined below.

Contact person for making reservations and enquiries:

Enquiries to Evelyn Glynn or Elizabeth Power at  

Fees and fees breakdown:

Two-Day Training €250Early Bird Rate: €220 for bookings secured 3 weeks in advance

A deposit of €90 is required to secure a place.


Understanding DVA and Coercive Control within a social/political context;
Core principles in working with clients with domestic violence with reference to current research
Recognition of perpetrator type and tactics in client presentation
Exploring the presentation of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and financial abuse in a therapeutic setting
Assessment of safety needs of client
Overview of options including legal options, specialist support agencies and other relevant referrals.


Key steps for clients in dealing with DVA: In the relationship / Leaving the Relationship / Post Separation.
Coming to Consciousness/ Disengagement exercises in a therapeutic setting. This include techniques devised in our work with clients over many years to teach aspects of DVA and coercive control and its impact. Playing the Ball, Falling down a rabbit hole, Cycle of Abuse, Taking Control, Personal Impact Audits.
Understanding Healthy Relationships, Rights / Needs / Choices
Understanding post separation abuse and its implications for clients


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