1st International Congress on Family and Partner Violence
University Frankfurt, Germany, 13-15th April 2018

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Presentations marked with a * will be in German with interpretation into English provided. All others are in English.

  Time Topic Speaker
Friday 13th
April 2018
14:00 Congress registration  
18:00 Welcome  
18:30 Opening presentation* Prof. Dr. Gerhard Amendt, Vienna
19:30 Discussion  
20:00 Fingerfood Reception/Networking  
  Time Topic Speaker
Saturday 14th
April 2018
09:00 Partner Violence: Gender, Risk, and the Role of Dyadic Process Prof. Dr. Amy Slep, USA
09:45 “I’m Sorry, But We Don’t Help Men” – Male Partner Violence Victims’ Experiences with Shame and Seeking Help Prof. Dr. Emily Douglas, USA
10:30 Break  
11:00 Hidden victims: An exploration of men’s experiences of violence and control Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Bates, UK
11:45 Evidence-Based Interventions for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrators Dr. John Hamel, USA/UK
12:30 Lunch  
14:30 The multiple pathways between trauma, PTSD, and interpersonal violence Prof. Dr. Rachel Dekel, Israel
15:15 Murray A. Straus: A pioneer in the study of family violence Prof. Dr. Emily Douglas, USA
16:00 Break  
16:45 Break-out groups (max 55 participants) or supervision in groups of max. 12 participants  
18:15 Break  
19:00 Buffet/Dance  
  Time Topic Speaker
Sunday 15th
April 2018
09:00 A simple and effective interactional distinction between couple types living with violence apl. Prof. Dr. Zeev Winstok, Israel
09:45 Can there be a universal response to partner and family violence? Prof. Dr. Miles Groth, USA
10:30 Break  
11:00 Panel discussion: Outlook on professionalisation, direction of research, training programs  
12:30 Final Words  
13:00 End