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Practitioner-Victim Insight Concept (PVIC)
An Introduction

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. We recommend you complete a PVIC training course before other ECLIPSE courses.

Course Length: 2 hours

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 practice in a more empathetic way.

Through attending this course you'll:

  • Be introduced to ECLIPSE's Practitioner-Victim Insight Concept.

  • Have a greater understanding of coercive control as a rewards based phenomenon and an overarching umbrella tactic for family violence.

  • Develop insight into the invisible walls (barriers) and layers of consequences from family violence that create whole of person entrapment.

  • Learn about resistance and how victims resist family violence every day.

  • Grow in awareness and knowledge of the dynamics of family violence and how you can respond in a more empathetic manner.

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

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