WEBINAR 23 September 2020

Michael Durrant is joined by Ian Johnsen (Wollongong) and Emma Burns (Hastings, New Zealand) with special guest participant Andrew Turnell (Perth)
for a discussion of Solution-Focused conversations around issues family violence.
(The recording is about 1 hour, 25 minutes)


(Updated 1pm Sydney time, 29 September 2020)

Andrew Turnell

Andrew was co-founder of the Signs of Safety approach. Web site: www.signsofsafety.net
The Signs of Safety approach its now hosted internationally by the ngo Elia. www.elia.ngo

With Susie Essex, Andrew was author of  Working with 'denied' child abuse: The resolutions approach. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 2006.


Emma Burns

Emma's "connecting with hope" page  https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=335229467328661&ref=content_filter 

Here's a recording of an interview with Emma Burns talking about her amazing work with the NZ Police:  https://www.facebook.com/ayse.adil/videos/10220087007658170/UzpfSTEwMDAwNTg3NzYxMDA4NToxNDEzODQ2NTk4ODIxMjQ3/


I would strongly recommend this book. It is the first book I read when I knew I was going to be moving into the family harm space, and I found it extremely simple and practical. I have used much of this not only in my own words but also in encouraging police how to engage in a different way with families. https://www.bookdepository.com/Working-with-Violence-Confrontation-Using-Solution-Focused-Approaches-Judith-Milner/9781785920554



Ian Johnsen

Email: consult.ianj@gmail.com

Ian has been consulting to Insight Exchange. Insight Exchange centres on the expertise of people with lived experiences of violence and gives voice to these experiences. It is designed to inform and strengthen social, service and systemic responses to domestic and family violence (DFV).

Web site: https://www.insightexchange.net

Papers Ian referred to in the webinar:

Hiles, M., Essex, S., Fox, A. and Luger, C. (2008). The words and pictures storyboard: Making sense for children and families. Context (Magazine of the UK Association of Family Therapy). 97: 13–19.  — DOWNLOAD PDF

Todd, Nick (2010). The invitations of irresponsibility: Utlizing excuses in counselling with men who have been abusive. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 29(3), 66-82   — DOWNLOAD PDF

Todd, Nick, Weaver-Dunlop, Gillian & Ogsden, Cindy (2009). The subject of violence: A Response-based approach to working with men who have abused others. (Ian mentioned a "pyramid" aimed to help create a therapeutic alliance around the issue of a woman's safety. This pyramid is on page 21.)  — DOWNLOAD PDF


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