Code Black Private

Few services provide a focus on those targeted by problem behaviour. Code Black Private  offer the insights and understandings the legal system alone cannot, to enable protection strategies for individuals...

COVID 19 Changes
Unfortunately Code Black Threat Management is unable to assist private patients. Our family violence assessments and report service is still available - please have your lawyer contact us.

Code Black Private is a specialist clinical service that combines our knowledge to effectively work with the legal profession and police. We truely understand victims perspective and provide cut through support for individuals who are being, or have been, targeted by interpersonal harms anywhere in their world (such as workplace, education, online or family).

Staffed by postgraduate-trained female psychologists, Code Black Private offers a safe space for genuine validation of your concerns, evidence-based treatment, and practical interventions for physical and psychological safety, with measurable outcomes.

Multidisciplinary Approach 

Psychological violence has a greater and longer lasting impact than physical violence...in many cases the victims just want to be left alone however this is the greatest challenge as many systems do not understand the complexities. Multidisciplinary teams that collaborate are far more effective in navigating the complexities of psychological violence. 

Understanding you situation is our speciality, aiding your legal team or the police provides a team that cuts through the challenges victims have. We work with lawyers, individuals, and organisations.

Case Examples
Coercive Control

Psychological injuries leave no visible mark

Sad Girl in the Window

A woman subjected to years of

coercive control struggled with 

debilitating shame. The legal system grappled to understand the extent of her trauma as it was not visible, Dr Lisa Warren supported her to make sense of her situation and present a compelling account of her experience to the court, to enable the protection required from her former partner

Family Violence

Expert Opinion for the courts

Deep Stare

Family violence has received much attention, however victims still face the uncertainty of police and court responses. Courts are tasked with making findings

in both civil and criminal matters, relying heavily upon the credibility of the witnesses to make a ruling. Where victims have been heavily impacted one perpetrator was capable of misleading the justice system and controlling his victim for years through stalking!

The emotional and financial toll unfathomable, Code Black provided the forensic assessment to unpack the case and provide police with the impetus and understanding to pursue a criminal case. The courts relied upon Dr Lisa Warren's insights to finally take action needed to effectively protect the victim and children.

Our Service

Code Black is a premium, private sector provider of scientifically-based, highly practical psychological services for individuals seeking discrete support.

Our services include...

Services

Our comprehensive assessments and reports with detailed findings and recommendations are sought after by policing, health providers and legal firms. 

We use a clinically informed approach which we tailor to each unique person and situation. 

  1. Initial consultation - assessment of the psychological harms, context and impact. 

  2. Forensic review of background materials – analysis of the level of targeted risk present, and the potential for future risk of persistence, aggression and violence, and development of an individualised treatment plan.

  3. Subsequent consultations – ongoing treatment sessions, following a detailed implementation plan, solutions and strategies.

Code Black Private can provide additional support to processes implemented and monitored, including but not limited to engagement with other clinical and legal services and specific report write-up. We offer:

  • Assessment for current or potential legal matters;

  • Treatment for recovery, peace of mind and safety planning;

  • Staking log compilation.

 

Trauma

Over a third of stalking cases result in PSTD for the victim 

Victims of persistent psychological

harm experience enduring and deep 

injuries. Over a third of stalking cases can result in PTSD, whether online or in person.  The individual incidents for one woman did not meet the threshold police required to take the matter further as they had children and the contact was excused as 'legitimate.' Code Black presented a different view to compel action.

Family Violence Intervention Orders

Changes to Intervention Orders in the Victorian Magistrates Court - From 24th July 2019

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New conditions

The Magistrates Court in Victoria now has categories of conditions that can be applied to intervention orders.

 

It is important to understand the complexity of the behaviours your case has so as to best provide the evidence required to support your claim, ensure safety and mitigate potential breaches.

Categories can be grouped and it is also possible to draft free text orders.

To date Victoria Police are not aligned with these categories.

TO BECOME A CODE BLACK PRIVATE CLIENT...

We are not a bulk-billing service. Medicare rebates are available when a mental health care plan (MHCP) is obtained from you GP. Consultation fees and rebates differ amoung Code Black psychologists. 

To see if our service is suitable for you, you can contact us directly to discuss your situation prior to obtaining a MHCP.