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CPD Event


Understanding Coercive Control

Assessment, Risk, Referring on and Therapeutic Response

Two day workshop beginning

Friday 27th September 2019 & Monday 30th September 2019

Venue Escot House Escot Park, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1LU

Cost £195 for two days


Trainer Dinah Mears


Dinah Mears - Course Tutor
I began my career by training as a State Registered Nurse and then moved into community work running Family Support Groups and a Youth Club for Devon County Council.  In 1993 I worked with the International Red Cross resettling traumatised refugee families to Devon from the war in the former Yugoslavia.  I began my therapeutic training in 1999, alongside my role in a child protection team where I began to develop an open access support service for parents and children.

While completing both the Foundation and Clinical practice Certificate in Family Therapy from Exeter University's Department of Psychology, I spent 10 years working as a manager of Family Support Services in the field of Child Protection.

I then worked as a counsellor and trainer with Relate for 10 years, before developing my own private counselling practice.  During the last sixteen years, I have also become a specialist trainer and consultant in the field of Domestic Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation.  I deliver training on these subjects across the UK.


Understanding Coercive Control CPD



To understand the impact of coercive control on adults and children

To identify signs and symptoms of coercion and control

To consider risk factors and appropriate measures to ensure the safety of clients

To enhance standards of practice both individually and collectively



By the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:


Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of coercive control

Consider techniques for engaging with victims and perpetrators

Assess clients for risk of serious harm or murder

Refer clients to the appropriate services


Please contact Hazel Maxwell-Payne for more information and a booking form

via email

[email protected]

Closing Date 6th September 2019