December 7th, 2023
This week’s episode revisits a fan-favorite conversation about coercive control with the incredible Dr. Christine Coccihola. We explore how coercive control serves as the bedrock for a majority of domestic abuse cases, often manifesting in non-physical forms, and discuss the insidious nature of control, including its impact and how to get help if you are a victim.
Whether you’re revisiting this powerful episode or hearing it for the first time, Dr. Cocchiola’s insights are invaluable in navigating the complexities of relationships. Listen to hear (or re-hear) this conversation about coercive control.
Featured topics include:
- What is coercive control?
- The global impact of high-profile cases that revolve around coercive control
- DARVO: an acronym used to describe a common strategy of abusers
- How coercive controllers gain and retain control
- How to avoid coercive control and other abusive situations
Learn more about Dr. Christine Cocchiola:
Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, DSW, LCSW is a Coercive Control Advocate, Educator, Researcher & Survivor. Coercive Control, the foundation of most domestic abuse, is often non-physical with offenders using “power over” to abuse their victims psychologically, legally, financially, and sexually and where children are involved, use of the children as pawns. She is a college professor teaching social work at CT Community College for the last 20 years and also an adjunct instructor at NYU. Her expertise is in the areas of intimate partner violence, trauma, and child abuse, developing and presenting workshops on these topics both nationally and internationally. Christine, a Board Member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has supported policy codifying coercive control and has a small private practice, primarily serving victims and survivors of coercive control. She is the creator of the Protective Parenting Program, supporting protective mothers on their journey of healing their children.
Resources & Links:
Dr. Cocchiola’s website
Dr. Cocchiola on Instagram
Dr. Cocchiola on Facebook
Dr. Cocchiola on Twitter
Dr. Cocchiola on LinkedIn
Instagram Live with Dr. Christine about Depp v Heard
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