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Domestic abuse and adverse childhood experiences

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About domestic abuse and adverse childhood experiences training courses for therapists

Domestic abuse, also sometimes referred to as ‘domestic violence’ or ‘intimate partner violence’, is an incident or pattern of incidents in relationships involving controlling, coercive, degrading, threatening and violent behaviour. It is usually perpetrated by a current partner or ex-partner, but also sometimes by family members or carers. Men account for the vast majority of perpetrators of domestic abuse, with women largely being its victims.

When perpetrated against a child, domestic violence is also an example of an Adverse Childhood Experience, or ACE. ACEs are stressful events that occur in childhood, with other potential instances including parental abandonment through separation or divorce, being a victim of physical or emotional neglect, and growing up in a household in which adults are experiencing problems with alcohol and drug use.
The stress and trauma of domestic abuse can give rise to feelings in the sufferer of blame and responsibility, with ACEs also potentially detrimentally impacting children’s social development and relationships. Mental health professionals aiming to make successful interventions in the case of clients suffering from domestic abuse and ACEs are therefore likely to benefit from specialised and informed training to assist clients in overcoming their trauma.

nscience is a key resource for mental health practitioners working across a broad range of specialisms. We provide such professionals with access to the seminars, workshops and conferences – both online and offline – that equip them to take more effective and informed therapeutic approaches.

We have onboard highly regarded speakers who have achieved great success and eminence in their fields. They share their knowledge and expertise through the courses they deliver through nscience to our wider community of psychotherapists, counsellors and supervisors.

A broad range of webinars and video resource packs can presently be accessed through nscience by therapists and counsellors wishing to optimise how they work with survivors of domestic abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences. These address such aspects of the field as the below:

If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist whose work – regardless of your exact modality – does or is likely to involve catering to survivors of domestic violence and/or Adverse Childhood Experiences, you will probably benefit from our courses, which are led by world-renowned experts, and honed on the basis of the latest developments in the field. Whatever your present geographical location, specialism or even level of clinical experience may be, you are welcome to access our webinars, seminars, workshops and courses.

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