to familiarise therapists with a basic knowledge of the Criminal Justice System during a police investigation into alleged sex offending. This short course focuses on online internet offences (CAI, sexual communication with a child, fantasy chat lines with adults). It aims to provide the therapist with a broad overview, sufficient for them to engage with the client along their journey.
Key Learning Outcomes
To help the therapist become familiar with: –
- Issues faced by clients (and their families) after ‘the knock’
- Social services involvement
- Criminal Justice Pathway
- Life after sentencing
- Outline of involvement with Social Services
- The Police Investigation process
- Lawyers and Barristers
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Pre- sentencing reports
- Magistrates Court
- Crown Court
- Sentencing Decisions (community orders – suspended – custodial)
- Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPO)
- Notification (Sex Offenders Register)
- Disbarring Service (DBS checks)
- Multi Agency Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
- Supervision by Probation
- Treatment Programmes e.g., i-Horizon
Cost, Date & Time
- Wednesday 15th September
- 10:00 to 13:00
- Single 3 hour session – Delivered remotely by Zoom
Julie Newberry PhD
I am Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have undertaken advanced professional training (endorsed by COSRT) in sexual offending including internet offending.
I qualified in 2010 and since 2013 I have worked on a one to one basis with over 50 sex offenders and numerous other non-offending clients who are sex addicts, addicted to legal porn or who have psychosexual issues. Currently I am working with 14 sex offenders on an individual basis. For the last 4 years I have been a group facilitator with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation on their Inform Plus program (for internet offenders) and more recently their Engage programme (for grooming, sexual communication with a child). I train groups of 9 men for 10 weeks, several times a year, which equates to personal experience of another 130 or so internet offenders.
I am also a trainer and a clinical supervisor for STOPSO. I have delivered training courses to counsellors, military police, domestic abuse workers, agency staff, social services and probation. I provide monthly clinical supervision to counsellors who offer therapeutic services to sex offenders. In addition, I am a member of Circles South East, an organization which provides support and accountability to sex offenders during their rehabilitation into the community. For the past 18 months I have volunteered weekly on two Circles in Hampshire.