Domestic violence, gender, and counselling: toward a more gender-inclusive understanding

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Beel, Nathan. 2013. "Domestic violence, gender, and counselling: toward a more gender-inclusive understanding." Psychotherapy in Australia. 19 (4), pp. 44-52.
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Domestic violence, gender, and counselling: toward a more gender-inclusive understanding

ERA Journal ID36175
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorBeel, Nathan
Journal TitlePsychotherapy in Australia
Journal Citation19 (4), pp. 44-52
Number of Pages9
Year2013
Place of PublicationCollingwood, VIC
ISSN1323-0921
Web Address (URL)http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=492639683110426;res=IELHEA
Abstract

It is common for domestic violence in Australia to be understood as gendered violence where males are the dominant perpetrators and females the victims. NATHAN BEEL presents evidence and arguments that invite reconsideration of both the assumptions and the implications of viewing domestic violence from this framework. In particular, consideration is given to the ethical risks of the influence of gendered bias in relation to assessments and treatment practices. It is recommended that counsellors who work with domestic violence cases ensure their assessment and clinical practice maintain alignment with their counselling ethical codes of practice, and are congruent with recommendations from counselling outcome research.

Keywordsdomestic violence, family violence, relationship violence, gender, counselling, perpetrator, victim, common factors
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440902. Counselling, wellbeing and community services
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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