Gerard Webster

& Associates

Recent Activities

Interview by Ginger Gorman

The 9 June, 2015 article by Ginger Gorman for news.com.au explores different perspectives on responding to sexual abuse within the community. Gerard’s view that we need to avoid extremist, punitive reactions to sexual offenders, while remaining vigilant about children’s need for protection.

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APS College of Counselling Psychologists Final Keynote Address

Gerard was invited to give the closing keynote address at the 2015 Australian Psychological Society’s College of Counselling Psychologists Conference where he explored the contributions of contemporary psychoanalysis to understanding and responding to victims of child sexual abuse perpetrated within the institutional context.

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Essay Award

On 17 October, 2015, Gerard’s essay, ‘The Application of Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory to the Protection of Children from Known Sexual Offenders’, won the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Candidate Essay Award. This essay examined the insights and application of Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory to child sexual abuse prevention goals, particularly...

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John Laws Radio Interview of Paedophilia

On 23 April, 2015, Gerard was interviewed by John Laws about paedophilia and the treatment of adult sexual offenders.

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ABC Radio Interview: Emily Bourke

Gerard was interviewed by ABC journalist, Linda Bourke, in April 2014 about his work with adult sexual offenders and children who have engaged in problem sexual behaviours. This interview was divided into two stories that ran on different programs.

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ABC Radio Interview: Emily Bourke

Gerard was interviewed by ABC journalist, Linda Bourke, in April 2014 about his work with adult sexual offenders and children who have engaged in problem sexual behaviours. This interview was divided into two stories that ran on different programs.

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Workshop Series

Gerard led a three-part workshop series titled, "Who Is My Neighbour?" Responding to Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church at Aquinas Academy, Sydney throughout November, 2015. These workshops drew from the See-Judge-Act model of social action, to consider the complex community of victims, perpetrators, carers (the families of victims and...

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