Domestic violence

Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, has always been a significant problem, but has recently been receiving a high degree of attention as research has been bringing to light just how common it is. 17% of Australian women aged 18 years and over report having experienced past physical or sexual violence from their partners. Additionally, new research is now showing that similar rates of intimate partner violence occurs towards men. In both cases, people in these relationships can feel a large degree of pressure to not talk about it (often because of fear or shame). The Principle Psychologist at Clarity completed his doctoral thesis in the area of intimate partner violence (IPV) and has had an ongoing interest in the area. He has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of IPV.