Professional Certificate Day 2 – Thur 3rd Oct 2019



You are booking Module 2 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: 03/10/2019 at 9:30am
End date: 03/10/2019 at 5:00pm
Venue: St Werburghs Community Centre , Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ

Workshop Description

Day 2 : Thursday 3rd Oct 2019

Attachment and Trauma Issues (Andrew Smith)

  • Discussion of issues arising from previous day
  • Summary of main learning covered so far
  • Four different attachment styles, and how they can relate to sexual offending
  • Research regarding attachment and sexual offending
  • What is trauma? Different types of trauma
  • Research regarding trauma and sexual offending
  • The trauma of being a victim of sexual abuse, and the relationship to sexual offending
  • The relationship between dysfunctional attachment, trauma, patriarchy and common schemas/implicit theories, observed in the discourses of sex offenders
  • Exploration of main issues arising from above
  • Therapeutic approaches to working with sex offenders with trauma and attachment issues

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.