Psych Matters

Coercive Control : An improved understanding of family violence, and its impact on mental health

May 28, 2021 RANZCP
Psych Matters
Coercive Control : An improved understanding of family violence, and its impact on mental health
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Psych Matters
Coercive Control : An improved understanding of family violence, and its impact on mental health
May 28, 2021
RANZCP

In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Manjula O'Connor, Chair of the RANZCP's Family Violence Psychiatry Network, and Dr Karen Williams, Founder of the advocacy and support group Doctors Against Violence Towards Women, educate Dr Andrew Amos on the legal, clinical, and social functions of the recently established category of domestic violence known as coercive control. Dr O'Connor and Dr Williams explain that the new category was developed to protect a significant number of vulnerable women and children severely harmed by strategic manipulation leaving them entirely dependent upon predatory male partners, without necessarily suffering the grievous assaults or injuries previously required to trigger legal and social remedies.

Disclaimer: 
This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.

Show Notes

In this episode of Psych Matters, Dr Manjula O'Connor, Chair of the RANZCP's Family Violence Psychiatry Network, and Dr Karen Williams, Founder of the advocacy and support group Doctors Against Violence Towards Women, educate Dr Andrew Amos on the legal, clinical, and social functions of the recently established category of domestic violence known as coercive control. Dr O'Connor and Dr Williams explain that the new category was developed to protect a significant number of vulnerable women and children severely harmed by strategic manipulation leaving them entirely dependent upon predatory male partners, without necessarily suffering the grievous assaults or injuries previously required to trigger legal and social remedies.

Disclaimer: 
This podcast is provided to you for information purposes only and to provide a broad public understanding of various mental health topics.  The podcast may represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists ('RANZCP'). The podcast is not to be relied upon as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship and should not be a substitute for individual clinical judgement.  By accessing The RANZCP's podcasts you also agree to the full terms and conditions of the RANZCP's Website. Expert mental health information and finding a psychiatrist in Australian or New Zealand is available on the RANZCP’s Your Health In Mind Website.