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NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

Clinical Master Class Webinars

Domestic and Family Violence and the Impact on Refugee Families: How Can the Mental Health Practitioner Respond

18 October 2023 | 6.30-8pm AEDT | Free webinar

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Prof Susan Rees
School of Clinical Medicine
University of NSW

Sivaharani Mayuran
Intake Counsellor

Presentation by Professor Susan Rees
Professor Susan Rees will share research related to the refugee-specific and universal factors that place women at risk from Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) or Interpersonal Violence (IPV). She will outline the psychological therapies that are recognised as useful in working with women with prior histories of conflict-trauma that prioritise the women’s own goals and needs, consider their cultural and religious beliefs, and recognise the stages and non-linear pathways that women may take to achieve safety from violence and recovery.

Case Study Presentation by Sivaharani Mayuran
Sivaharini Mayuran, a STARTTS Intake Counsellor, will present a case study of one of her clients, a Tamil woman who is seeking asylum in Australia and has experienced excessive trauma including Domestic and Family Violence. The case study will outline how the client was assisted through therapy to cope with her current stressors in Australia while dealing with pre-arrival traumas.

Panel Discussion
The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion consisting of the two speakers moderated by STARTTS’ CEO and Clinical Psychologist, Jorge Aroche. Participants will be able to ask questions to the panel and upvote the questions they are most interested in.

View Recordings of Previous Clinical Master Classes

The recordings and slides of many of STARTTS’ previous Clinical Master Classes can be viewed for free via the Free On Demand Webinars page. The slides can be downloaded and you can issue yourself with a certificate of completion after viewing the recordings.

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