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Crossing The Line – West Midlands Birmingham on 22nd March 2018

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Crossing the Line, the legal and ethical position when treating those at risk of offending, is aimed at counsellors and psychotherapists who do not usually work with forensic clients, but may find themselves faced with one unexpectedly, or whose current client subsequently discloses walking close to, or crossing, a legal line. What should you do? Through a series of case studies, this day aims to give confidence in dealing appropriately with the situation.

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Date: 22/03/2018 at 9:30am
End date: 22/03/2018 at 4:00pm
Venue: Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre, 65 Lionel Street, Birmingham B3 1JE
Trainer: Dr. Andrew Smith.

Workshop Description

Crossing the Line, the legal and ethical position when treating those at risk of offending, is for counsellors and psychotherapists who do not usually work with forensic clients, but may find themselves faced with one unexpectedly, or whose current client subsequently discloses walking close to, or crossing, a legal line. What should you do? Through a series of case studies, this day aims to give confidence in dealing appropriately with the situation.

The aims of this course are:

* Help the therapist have confidence in managing and dealing with an unexpected legal situation
* Review assessment and containment procedures
* Know the principals of client and self-care
* Understand the ethical and legal issues of confidentiality and disclosure requirements

Objectives: By the end of the day, the delegate will be able to:

* List the necessary information required for an assessment
* Understand appropriate referral procedures
* Undertake a personal risk assessment in which to work
* Discuss the ethical and legal issues relating to confidentiality

The trainer, Dr Andrew Smith, has worked in the area of sex offending as an expert witness for 14 years. He is also an ex-probation officer and trained counsellor, with his own counselling practice. He is a regular contributor to journals and books and is the author of Counselling Male Sexual Offenders: A Strengths-Focused Approach (a forthcoming publication by Routledge). 

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