Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Chris Laming

Position: Senior lecturer
Study area: Community welfare and counselling
Location: Gippsland Campus, building 1E Room 121
Phone: 5122 6324
Email: chris.laming@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Melbourne- 2006
  • Master of Social Work- University of Melbourne - 1993
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - Monash University - 1988
  • Diploma of Hindi - Agra University - 1976
  • Diploma of General Studies - Swinburne Institute - 1973

Teaching

Program(s)

Bachelor Community Welfare and Counselling

Courses

  • Interpersonal Practice and Counselling Skills (ATSGC1362)
  • Advanced Counselling and Case management (ATSGC2822)

Biography

Chris was the founding coordinator of the SHED (Self-Help Ending Domestics) Project, the first men's behaviour change program in Gippsland. His SHED Manual : For workers engaging in men's behaviour change to shed abusive beliefs and violence (2005), has been adapted for use in developing countries.

Areas of expertise

  • Challenging men's violence against women and children
  • Working with abusive and violent men towards possibilities of change
  • Preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV)
  • Government and non-government integrated approaches to GBV

Research interests

  • How patriarchy and male privilege enable Gender Based Violence
  • Preventing men's violence against women and children
  • Men's behaviour change programs
  • Police and community integrated responses to family violence
  • Group work and the application of Personal Construct Theory to GBV
  • Integrated responses to men's violence against women in developing countries, including using the following link: http://www.networklearning.org/
  • Collaborative work with the Pwani Gender Based Violence Network in Kenya, and Coast Women in Development, in the Badilika Project.

Supervision

  • PhD of Joanie Smith (APAI) as part of SAFER ARC Linkage (co-supervision with Prof Cathy Humphreys at Uni Melbourne)
  • PhD of Md Kader (AusAID) (co-supervision with Dr Karen Crinall)
  • PhD of Monimalika Sengupta (AusAID) (co-supervision with Dr Karen Crinall)

Publications

Books

Laming, C. (2008) Challenging Men's Violence Against Women: A Constructivist Approach. Saarbruchen: VDM Verlag.

Laming, C. and Fontana, M.(2013) Family Safety: A Toolkit for Men. (3nd edition, revised), Churchill: OCLC, Monash.

Laming, C. (2013) SHED Manual: For workers engaging in men's behaviour change to shed abusive beliefs and violence (3rd Ed) Churchill: OCLC, Monash.

Book chapters

Crinall, K. and Laming, C. (2012) 'Walking together for safer communities with local action supported by family violence policy reforms', in A.Gunstone (ed), Reconciliation in Regional Australia: Case studies from Gippsland. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing: 89-107.

Laming, C. (2009) 'Strengthening Governance to Stop Men's Violence Against Women' in Sharif As-Saber, Amita Singh, Raza Ahmed, and Jennifer Jalal (eds) Strengthening Governance in the Asia-Pacific:Myths, Realities and Paradoxes. Delhi: Macmillan Publishers India.

Laming, C. (2009) 'Knowledge sharing on Social and Community Welfare placements, using the MUSO discussion forum' pp 44-47 in B. Edmondson, P. Dearman, A. Whitley and A. Carr (eds.), Collected Wisdom: Off Campus Learning and Teaching Symposium. Churchill: OCLC.

Laming, C. (2006) 'Shedding Violent Expressions of Anger Constructively' in P. Cummins (ed). Working with Anger. Chichester: John Wiley and sons. pp 25-43.

Laming, C. (2005) "'What if?' Learning from the past and looking to the future" in Charlotte Roseby (ed) Journeys in Fatherhood: An anthology. Richmond: No To Violence Inc. pp 25-3

Laming, C. (2000a) 'The SHED Project: A Rural Intervention Project to Prevent Men's Violence Against Women and Children.' In Weeks,W. and Quinn, M. (eds). Issues Facing Australian Families. (3rd Edition) Sydney: Longman. pp 307-315.

Laming, C. (2000b) 'Developing Group Alternatives for Reconstructing

Personal Behaviour's in Taylor, K., Marienau, C. and Fiddler, M. (eds), Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. pp 253-257

Refereed journal articles

Diemer, K., Humphreys, C., Laming, C. and Smith, J. (2013) "Researching collaborative processes in domestic violence perpetrator programs: benchmarking for situation improvement" in Journal of Social Work. UK.

Smith, J., Humphreys, C. and Laming, C. (2013) "The central place of women's support and partner contact in men's behaviour change programs" in NTV Journal. Melbourne.

Crinall, K., Laming, C. (2012) "Signs of Change: Using the Visual to Challenge Men's Violence Against Women", Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues: 16 (1): 19-37

Laming, C. and Davies, L. (2007) 'The Aboriginal Men's SHED (YAMS)' in Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues. Vol. 10. No 4 pp. 15-30

Laming, C. and Fontana, M. (2007) 'Men's Behaviour Change in a Regional and Rural Context' in New Community Quarterly. Vol 5. No 4. pp 36-39

Laming, C. (2006) 'A Constructivist approach to challenging men's violence against women' in Practice Reflexions, an eJournal, Vol. 1. No 1

Refereed conference proceedings

Laming, C. (2013) 'Men Changing Men in Kenyan Prisons Through The Badilika Project', invited paper presented at the First International White Ribbon Conference, Sydney.

Laming, C. and Sharon, B. (2013) 'Changing incarcerated sex offenders: The Badilika (Change) Project of Kenya' a paper presented at the XXth International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Sydney.

Sharon, B. Laming, C. and Laini, M. (2012) 'Beginning Badilika (Change) for men to construct safer communities and hopeful futures' paper presented at the International Gender Based Violence Conference, Nairobi.

Laming, C. (2012) 'Changing (our view of) a leopard: The identity of sex offenders and how PCT tools can change their meaning making.' at Australasian Personal Construct Psychology symposium. Nulcaba.

Sharon, B. and Laming C. (2012) 'Just work with Sex offenders in the Badilika Project, to construct community safety' a paper presented at the Participatory Justice and Victims Conference, Canberra.

Smith, J., Humphreys, C. and Laming, C. (2012) 'Fathering, domestic violence and the issues for intervention' paper presented at the First NTV Conference, Melbourne.

Humphreys, C., Laming, C. and Diemer, K. (2012) 'Are stand-alone men's behaviour change programs dangerous? Exploring collaboration in the domestic violence intervention system' paper presented at the First NTV Conference, Melbourne.

Morran, D. and Laming, C. (2012) 'What helps men to desist from further harming others: A cross-cultural study' a paper presented at the First NTV Conference, Melbourne.

Laming, C. (2012) 'A Personal Construct approach to challenging men's violence against women and children' paper presented at the First NTV Conference, Melbourne.

Laming, C. and Pepper, H. (2010) 'Healing the Hurt: Engaging Aboriginal men in stopping family violence' a paper presented at the Global Conference on Domestic Violence, Kuala Lumpur.

Laming, C. (2009)'Challenging Men: A pro-feminist approach to men's violence against women and children. (or, The system matters but the mates matter more).' At the Gendering Violence Conference, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Yarram, D., Hamer, K., Crinall, K., and Laming, C. (2009) 'The East Gippsland Walk Against Family Violence: Creating Safe, Healing Places in the Gaps Created by Violence, by Local Community Action.' At the Gendering Violence Conference, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Laming, C. (2008) 'Strengthening Governance to Stop Men's Violence against Women and Children' presented at the NAPSIPAG conference in Delhi.

Laming, C. (2007) 'SHED Constructions of Hopeful Recovery: Challenging men's violence against women and children' presented at Recovering in Gippsland: First Gippsland Mental Health Conference. October 2007

Laming, C. (2007) 'Anticipations of Hope: Stories from the SHED' presented at the International Personal Construct Psychology Congress, Brisbane, July.

Laming, C. (2007) 'Challenging Men's Violence and Abuse: Comparisons of PCP used in Scotland, England and Australia', presented at the International Personal Construct Psychology Congress, Brisbane, in July

Laming, C. (2004) 'Shedding Abuse and finding new meanings' a paper presented at the Eleventh Australasian Conference on Personal Construct Psychology in Melbourne 8-10 July 2004.

Laming, C. (2001) 'SHED tools : Constructing alternatives to violence and abuse and making constructive life choices' a workshop presented at 14th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, in Wollongong from 16-20 July,

Laming, C. (1998) 'Shed Tools - Constructive Alternatives to Harmful Behaviour' in National Forum on Men and Family Relationships. Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services. pp 343-350,

Laming, C. (1998) 'SHED tools to construct non-violent alternatives' a paper presented at the Eighth Australasian Personal Construct Psychology Conference, Brisbane.

Seminar presentations

Non-refereed publications and reports

Crinall, K. & Laming., C. (2014) Realistic Participatory Evaluation: A Workbook for Human Service Organisations. Federation University, Churchill: SACRU.

Smith, J.G., Humphreys, C.F., Laming, C.J., 2013, The central place of women's support and partner contact in men's behaviour change programs, Research Article, No to Violence, Male Family Violence Prevention Association, Richmond VIC Aus.

Crinall, K. & Laming, C. (2012) Evaluation report of the Raising Voices: Supportive Communication in Disability Accommodation Services Pilot Project. Churchill, Australia: Monash University.

Laming, Chris., Crinall, Karen and Hurley, Jenny, in partnership with, Ms Sandra Patten, Mr Damien Goodall, Ms Daphne Yarram, Ms Kerry Hamer, Mr Paul McDonald, (2011)The Gippsland Community Walk Against Family Violence, Melbourne: VicHealth & Monash University, Gippsland.

Crinall, K. and Laming, C. (2008) A Structured Approach to Students At Risk , Churchill: OCLC, Monash.

Crinall, K. and Laming, C. (2005) Evaluation of the Gippsland Family Violence Service Coordination Pilot Project. Churchill: GRIS. pp 1-82

Laming, C. (1999) Men working with men who are violent: Training workshop. Moe: Moe Family Violence Forum. pp 1-26.

Laming, C. (1994) Dealing with male violence: Training workshop. Moe: Moe- Narracan Community Health Centre. pp1-17

Associations

  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • No To Violence (Male Family Violence Prevention Association
  • Gippsland Family Violence Regional Steering Committee
  • Pwani Gender Based Violence Network (Badilika Project)