Professional Certificate Day 1 – Wed 2nd Oct 2019



You are booking Module 1 of the Professional Certificate in Therapeutic Practice with Sex Offenders. The full Certificate, which consists of 10 modules, has been developed to provide counsellors, psychotherapists and other practitioners such as psychologists, probation officers, social workers and project workers with the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to work therapeutically with this client group. The course also prepares practitioners to work with partners of such individuals and with couples, where one party is at risk of sexual offending.


Date: 02/10/2019 at 9:30am
End date: 02/10/2019 at 6:00pm
Venue: St Werburghs Community Centre , Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ

Workshop Description

Module 1 : Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 (Process group finish at 18.00)

Emotional issues for practitioners: including making best use of supervision (Andrew Smith)

  • Course introductions
  • Contracting with regard to confidentiality and conduct
  • Anxieties and expectations
  • Shame and stigma related to sexual offending
  • Folk Devils, Master Status
  • The statistical reality of sexual offending
  • Moral Pollution
  • Transference and Counter transference issues
  • Vicarious Traumatisation
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Principles of Reflective Practice
  • Examples of poor, un-reflective practice
  • Examples of good, reflective practice
  • What is good supervision?
  • What is needed from a supervisor, when working with this particular client group?
  • How to make the most of supervision

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of workshops made less than 21 days before the course start date will be charged in full. Any refunds will incur a 12% administration charge. Where we cancel the workshop, we will refund your full course fee, however we will not be liable for any expenses incurred.