Professional Development

CPD Event – Pivoting to the perpetrator: How to engage with patients who use domestic violence

CPD Event – Pivoting to the perpetrator: How to engage with patients who use domestic violence

Safer Families CRE and the University of Melbourne bring you this free, advanced, GP-led workshop.

This advanced interactive, workshop will assist GPs and other primary care providers to respond safely and sensitively to disclosures of domestic violence use.

GP-led, a panel of experts will discuss how to consider the whole family when working with people who use violence and how to access appropriate referral pathways.

Presented by:

Deepthi Iyer – GP, Safer Families Centre, University of Melbourne,

Stephen Walton – Team Leader, Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Interventions, Education Centre Against Violence

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Implement responding sensitively and appropriately to disclosures of using domestic violence

  2. Execute motivational interviewing and strengths-based principles to explore behaviour and attitudinal change

  3. Determine how to overcome barriers to care of the whole family when a perpetrator and survivor are patients of the same practice

  4. Identify how to access appropriate referral pathways for patients who have used domestic violence

N.B. It is essential that participants undertake the following e-learning module prior to attending the workshop.

You can register to access the modules here
Identifying People who have used Domestic and Family Violence

GPs can attain 3 CPD points for attending this session and 2 CPD points for completing the e-learning module prior to the workshop.
OR find out more about how to acquire 40 CPD points for this triennium. As an option, we are also offering an activity applicable to the new triennium commencing 2023.



07 Dec 2022


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm



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