Hi. My name is Dave Burck and I have been involved in counselling children / young people who have witnessed domestic violence, women who have experienced domestic violence, children / young people in out of home care and foster carers for over 8 years. I have a Masters of Counselling from the University of Queensland and I work from a client centred perspective. Furthermore, my work is both attachment based and trauma informed.

Moreover, I co – authored and co – facilitated the ReNew program, which is a group therapy program for women and sons who have experienced domestic violence and the sons were using violence towards the mothers. ReNew is a 20 week group program that combines trauma, attachment, domestic violence and adolescent – to – mother violence research. ReNew was one of the first programs to focus on adolescent – to – mother violence from an attachment perspective with a domestic violence lens. My experience with the ReNew program inspired me to begin a PhD in adolescent – to – mother violence at the University of Queensland. For this project I am interviewing mothers and young people across QLD and NSW in order to highlight their voices in the research.

Finally, I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and presented at a number of counselling and domestic violence conferences across Australia. My main areas of interest are domestic violence, adolescent – to – mother violence with a history of domestic violence, trauma and attachment.

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