15 Oct The most important book we’ve ever worked on
Ever have those days when you just love, and I mean love, your job? Today’s one of those days at Noble Words HQ. Long-time frontline domestic violence counsellor Carmel O’Brien spoke to ABC TV News Breakfast this morning about Australia’s DV crisis, a problem that costs us $21 billion a year and destroys lives.
The reason for the interview? Blame Changer: Understanding Domestic Violence is Carmel’s first book and it’s published this week. It’s both a practical guide for women trying to escape violence and a thoughtful and rigorous debunker of destructive yet all too pervasive myths about why and where DV happens. And Carmel would know; this book is the product of decades of firsthand experience with working with women and children fleeing violence.
Read more in this piece Carmel wrote for Melbourne’s The Herald Sun newspaper, which argues for a shifting of the blame for domestic violence from victim to perpetrator. Meanwhile, here’s a practical and instructive piece about how to leave an abusive partner in Daily Life.
I’m so proud to be represent this incredible woman, and I couldn’t be more pleased that her book is getting the attention it deserves. I’ll let presenters Michael Rowlands and Ali Moore tell you more.
5 October 2016, ABC News Breakfast interviewed psychologist Carmel O’Brien, author of new book, Blame Changer, which tackles the myths associated with Domestic Violence. Get your copy at www.psychrespect.com.au