Justine van Lawick

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Web: http://www.lorentzhuis.nl/
Justine van Lawick is clinical psychologist, family therapist and director of training in the Lorentzhuis, centre for systemic therapy, training and consultation in Haarlem, the Netherlands. She is a senior trainer in the Netherlands and abroad.

Her areas of interest focus on addressing violent behaviour and demonization in couples, couple-groups and families with compassion for all involved family members and without blaming. Her latest project addresses multi-family work with high conflict divorced parents and their children. Finding power and vitality in the middle of tragedy is in the centre of her work.

Publications in English: 

  • Van Lawick & Bom (2008) Building bridges: home visits to multi-stressed families where professional help reached a deadlock. Journal of Family Therapy 30/4  pp 5O4 – 517.
  • Groen, M. & van Lawick, M.J. (2010) Intimate Warfare, London: Karnac
  • Van Lawick (2013). Couple and Family Dynamics and Escalations in Violence In: Abela, A. & J. Walker ed. Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives.
  • On Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Van Lawick, M.J. & Visser, M.M.(2015).  No kids in the middle. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. 33–50.
  • Van Lawick, M.J. (2016) Restoring Communities for Children and Separated Parents Caught in Demonising Fights. In: McCarthy,I. & Simon, G. ED. Systemic Therapy as Transformative Practice. Farnhill: Everything is Connected Press. 233-249.