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

Beel, Nathan (2013) Domestic violence, gender, and counselling: toward a more gender-inclusive understanding. Psychotherapy in Australia, 19 (4). pp. 44-52. ISSN 1323-0921


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the Publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 05:51
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic violence, family violence, relationship violence, gender, counselling, perpetrator, victim, common factors
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services

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