Working With Men Who Use Violence ~ A Talking Circle
In October 2013, Family Worker Training + Development Programme Inc. invited four well known and respected practitioners to come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of working with men who use violence. Each presenter told the story of their own professional and personal learning journey in this work.
Working with Men who use Violence -Question and Answer Session (video)
Mary Jo McVeigh shares her thoughts and insights (video clip 1 of 5)
Biography: Mary Jo McVeigh is the founder and Principal of Cara House, Centre for Resilience and Recovery. http://www.carahouse.com.au
Mary Jo has a Master degree in Social Work from Belfast, Northern Ireland where she started working with children who have experienced abuse and trauma. More than 25 years later Mary Jo is still passionate in her belief about the strength of children’s spirit and is inspired by all they have taught her about resilience. She has let her passion for child protection work be known by speaking at various national and international conferences, publishing journal articles, writing books and supporting children, carers and agencies through training, consultation and supervision.
Eric Hudson shares his thoughts and insights (video clip 2 of 5)
Biography: Eric Hudson is a Master Clinician with the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors and a therapist in private practice at ‘Hudson Counselling’. Eric has many years of experience in individual and relationship counselling; professional supervision of other counsellors, managers and executive coaches; specific training and consultancy; executive coaching; and relationship management training.
Ivan Clarke shares his thoughts and insights (video clip 3 of 5)
Biography: Ivan Clarke has many years of experience as a counsellor, clinical & educational consultant, and group leader in the Strong Aboriginal Men’s Program. Ivan was the senior Aboriginal counsellor with Link-Up NSW specialising in supporting stolen generation clients with alcohol and other drug issues, trauma, grief and loss, dual diagnosis and mental health issues prior to starting with the Education Centre Against Violence in 2011. In the last 10 years Ivan has worked in the social welfare/counselling field at the WHOís Rehabilitation facility, Foundation House and the Salvation Army Foster House before joining Link-Up NSW.
Vikki Reynolds shares her thoughts and insights (video clip 4 of 5)
Biography: Vikki Reynolds is a Canadian therapist / activist interested in liberating justice, resistance and solidarity from the margins of our work into the ethical center. Vikki’s experience includes supervision and therapy with refugees, survivors of torture, anti-violence counsellors, mental health and substance abuse counsellors, activists and working alongside transgendered and queer communities. Vikki is an Instructor with VCC, UBC and City University (Vancouver) in the Masters’ Program where she has received the Dean’s award for Distinguished
Instruction. Vikki’s PhD entitled Doing Justice as a Path to Sustainability in Community Work, is available free on her website www.vikkireynolds.ca
Reflections by Vikki Reynolds
Vikki is a Canadian therapist/activist interested in liberating justice, resistance and solidarity from the margins of our work into the ethical center. Vikki’s experience includes supervision and therapy with refugees, survivors of torture, and‐violence counsellors, mental health and substance abuse counsellors, activists and working alongside transgendered and queer communities. In this video Jackie Wilgress (Manager FWT+DP) asks Vikki to reflect on the past weeks training she presented including her participation in the “Working With Men Who Use Violence”