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Lecture: Domestic Violence Interventions for Couples
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Friday, 5 May 2017 

The Department of Family Studies within the Faculty for Social WellBeing at the University of Malta in collaboration with the Maltese Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (MAFT – SP) announces a lecture on domestic violence interventions. 

Offering couples treatment for the problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) is a much debated issue. Yet recent research illustrates that carefully conceptualised and delivered couples treatment appears to be at least as effective as traditional individual treatment for IPV. The research project that will be reported here explores how intimate partner violence is addressed in couple therapy meetings. Also the use of different conversational practices, and analyse their effects on both partners’ experiences of treatment for IPV is examined. 

The Department of Family Studies in collaboration with MAFT – SP would like to invite academics as well as professionals in the areas of family therapy, psychotherapy, psychiatry, counselling, psychology, social work, health sciences and medicine to attend a seminar led by Prof. Juha Holma from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland Students in these areas at Master’s level are also welcome. 

The seminar will be held at the University of Malta Valletta Campus, Meeting Room 4 on ground floor and it shall run from 18:00 to 19:00.

Places are on a first come first served basis. To book for this seminar, kindly contact Ms Zvetlana Cassar or Ms Charlotte Busuttil via email

Last Updated: 5 May 2017

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