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Recording of webinar with Merryl Gee discussing the complexities and impacts of sexual assault

Event Details
Date: ongoing
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1

Free for AASW Members
$30 for non members

Organiser: AASW NT Branch

Understand the complexity of sexual assault and its impacts on individuals, who perpetrates sexual assault and how this issue relates to most practice areas of Social Work. This information is well grounded in the research and recent findings of neuroscience as we better understand how trauma affects the human brain.

Please note - legal definitions provided are for the Northern Territory, Australia. Definitions differ in the other jurisdictions.

What will this webinar cover?

  • Definitions of sexual assault
  • Myths and Realities
  • Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
  • The Facts of Sexual Assault
  • Relevance to Social Work
  • Who are the offenders
  • Perpetrator Tactics
  • Impacts of Sexual Assault
  • Symptoms You May See
  • Men and Sexual Trauma

Learning objectives

  • Understand the complexity of sexual assault.
  • Appreciate the far-reaching ramifications and complexities of the impacts of sexual assault on individuals

Presenter details

Merryl Gee holds a BSW from the University of Queensland. She is a member of the Australian College of Social Work – Clinical Division, and is also an AMHSW. Merryl has worked in a number of roles at Federal and State government levels, with NGOs and in private practice. Her broad direct practice experience is drawn from working in areas as diverse as health, Defence, correctional services, child protection, Centrelink, community mental health and sexual assault services and has incorporated therapeutic counselling, case management, assessment, advocacy and group work roles. As an experienced Social Worker, Merryl has had roles as Senior Practitioner, Social Work Manager and Supervisor. As a supervisor Merryl is particularly interested in how workers manage their work/life balance and how they cope with vicarious trauma. More recently Merryl has taken on the role of CPD Co-ordinator on the AASW NT Branch Management Committee. Merryl is passionate about CPD and strongly believes it is a professional responsibility that all workers have to maintain the currency of their practice. Currently Merryl works for Defence in the Mental Health and Psychology Section at Robertson Barracks. Merryl has more than 26 years experience as a Social Worker. She is passionate about the profession and the contribution that Social Work makes to the Australian Community.


Free for AASW members

Non members: $30

Method of delivery

This is a recording of a webinar provided in July 2016 - content is streamed via our SWOT viewing platform. You need to register using the link to the top right to gain access.


Register for access by following the link to the right. AASW Members ensure that you are logged in using your member credentials so you can access the recording at no cost. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email - please read this email carefully, as it provides your access to the online course. Once registered recording can be accessed on SWOT.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers