Key Facilitation Skills for Men's Group Work (Online)
Key facilitation skills for men’s group work
This workshop is based on evidence, is practice-oriented and presents an overview of the key skills required of facilitators in perpetrator intervention programs.
Facilitators need to know how to identify and work against collusion and minimisation of male family violence – in their own practice, as well as in others'.
The skills required of them relate to the management of conflict, difficult group dynamics and other challenging behaviours. Facilitators also need to be able plan and conduct group sessions that are engaging and constructive for men, and know how to respond appropriately to unanticipated incidents in group settings. These and other skills will be investigated in this workshop.
Date: Thursday 8 November 2023
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am (AEST)
- Recognise difference between group and individual intervention.
- Describe effective facilitation skills.
- Identify group processes and factors that lead to effective outcomes.
Who should attend
Emerging facilitators as well as intermediate and senior level who would like to refresh and update their learning.
This workshop is for perpetrator intervention services that are funded under the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Domestic and Family Violence Support Services Investment Specification.
About the facilitator
Dr Brian Sullivan
Brian completed advanced counsellor training in the USA and completed his doctorate in counselling and mental health at the College of Health and Human Services, University of Toledo, Ohio in 2000, where he researched readiness for change of court-mandated mal perpetrators of domestic violence.
While studying for his doctorate in the USA, Brian also trained in the Duluth Model of Domestic Violence Intervention. He worked intensively with court-ordered men in Ohio, using the Duluth program. Brian was instrumental in designing and developing the Master of Counselling Program at the University of Queensland where he coordinated a course in Violence issues in Counselling.
He also provided training for professionals in Domestic Violence Intervention Programs for men who perpetrate intimate partner violence, and with communities organising collaborative community responses to domestic violence.