CPD Courses Online Presents the next live webinar
Harassment and Domestic Violence Webinar
Date: 19th and 20th of october 2021 (must attend both nights)
TIME: 18:30 to 21:00
Points: 5 ETHICS CPD Points
Discipline: Psychologists | Registered Counsellors
This CPD activity is firstly aimed at creating awareness about Harassment and Domestic Violence as psycho-social phenomena that is very common in South African society, in fact to such an extent that the legislator has intervened by promulgating the Protection from Harassment Act and the Domestic Violence Act. The tragic consequences of harassment and domestic violence are reported almost daily in South African media.
It is secondly also aimed at creating awareness about the remedies that the legislation provides victims and how such remedies work by providing victims the opportunity to apply for a protection order at the courts. The third aim is to provide participants the knowledge skills and values in order to assist their patients or clients when they become victims directly or indirectly in obtaining protection orders and to assist their patients or clients hereafter in their further development, growth and the pursuit of wellness after containment of the threat. The sense of containment of the threat of harm may provide calmer waters for intervention and a sense of control.
Dr. Tiaan (GJC) Kirsten
(Attorney, Educational Psychologist and Mediator & Parenting Coordinator
Dr Kirsten is an educational psychologist and an admitted attorney.
He has worked as teacher-counsellor; lecturer and academic at Durban College of Education and the North-West University in Potchefstroom in educational psychology. He lectured (amongst others) Professional Ethics & Law to post graduate students in Psychology and Educational Psychology. His research focus was on health promotion, and the prevalence, nature and impact of psychological violence on the health of teachers. He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences, of which a number were published. He supervised 10 Masters and 6 Doctoral students.
Dr. Kirsten served as past chair of the Division for Educational Psychology of PsySSA; member of EPASSA executive; chair of EPASSA Ethics Committee; appointed by HPCSA to serve on the Ethics Task Team of the Professional Board for Psychology. He served on Committees of Inquiry of the HPCSA as an educational psychologist and as attorney into professional misconduct of health professionals.
He practices as an educational psychologist and attorney in Potchefstroom. As a psychologist he has a special interest in psycho-legal assessments; interventions; mediation; and parenting coordination. As an attorney he mainly works in the areas of family law, damages, medical law and mediation. He also advises and assists psychologists on professional ethical and legal matters