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Practitioner-Victim Insight Concept (PVIC)

ECLIPSE's Practitioner-Victim Insight Concept (PVIC) is the overarching theory which ECLIPSE has developed to help build understanding of the dynamics of family violence and coercive control. PVIC is a foundational course which introduces fundamental concepts upon which all other ECLIPSE trainings are built around.  This course further provides coercive control awareness, practice guidelines, and tools in order to take the learning and understanding of PVIC and actively transform that into daily practice. We recommend you complete a PVIC training course before other ECLIPSE courses.

Course Length: 6 hours

Course Cost:

$100+GST (online)

$150+GST (in person)

About the Course

The Practitioner-Victim Insight Concept (PVIC) is ECLIPSE's practice model developed through lived and practice experience. PVIC raises awareness of coercive control as an overarching family violence tactic. Through sharing her story, Debbs Murray will introduce you to the PVIC practice model and help you gain a deeper understanding of how coercive control is an umbrella tactic for family violence, which results in whole of person entrapment. You'll walk away with a greater understanding of"why doesn't she just leave?" and gain the awareness and tools required to translate that into everyday practice in a confident and more empathetic way.

Through attending this course you'll:

  • Obtain a deeper understanding of ECLIPSE's Practitioner-Victim Insight Concept.

  • Develop knowledge of resistance strategies and how victims resist coercive control and family violence every day.

  • Understand the importance of self-determination strategies, dignity-enhancing practice, and empathetic connection as steps to a healing pathway.

  • Grow in awareness and knowledge of the guidelines for identifying and navigating coercive control as an overarching family violence tactic.

  • Be provided with practice tools and guidelines developed by victim-survivors and are embedded with and informed by the voice of lived experience of family violence.

ECLIPSE training courses align with the principles of Te Aorerekura: National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

Your Facilitator

Debbs Murray

Debbs was a victim of serious family violence and harm. Upon navigating a pathway to a life free from violence, she has dedicated her career to the family violence sector. For more than 20 years, Debbs has unashamedly pushed for greater local and national victim survivor and sectoral awareness, while striving to increase systemic and workforce capability. 


As a survivor of family violence, Debbs recognises and presents an interconnected perspective of victim-survivor and practitioner in a professional, healthy, engaging, and informative manner. Debbs is passionate about improving outcomes for whānau through increasing professional family violence capability and organisational accountability.

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"My views about family violence have changed from a negative... why can't they just leave and move on? Now, I am developing a deeper understanding and empathy." 

PVIC Participant

"To hear Debbs' story was valuable beyond words. She was genuine, empathetic, and empowering in her presentation and this was the best presentation to date."

PVIC Participant

"Great training. I would highly recommend it to anyone who works in the family harm space and also for anyone in the community, as we all know people who have or are experiencing family harm."

PVIC Participant

Upcoming Course Dates

5 August 2024

9:00am - 3.30pm

7 August 2024

9:00am - 3.30pm

19 August 2024

9:00am - 3.30pm

Hawkes Bay - Hastings
11-13 September 2024

10:00am - 12:30pm

21 October 2024

9:00am - 3.30pm

24 October 2024

9:00am - 3.30pm

18-20 November 2024


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