Professional Certificate Day 5 – Sun 6th Oct 2019



You are booking Module 5 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: 06/10/2019 at 9:30am
End date: 06/10/2019 at 4:00pm
Venue: St Werburghs Community Centre , Horley Road, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9TJ

Workshop Description

Day 5 : Sunday 6th Oct 2019

Internet Offending and Sexual Addiction (Mike Sheath)

  • Assumptions about internet offenders: Viewers or ‘Doers,’ ‘Crossover’ and ‘Direction of travel’
  • ‘Traditional’ sex offender theory and counselling practice
  • Similarities and differences between internet and contact sexual offenders
  • Motives for viewing Child Sexual Abuse material: cognitive, sexual, emotional, practical
  • Schema Theory and its applicability to ‘contact’ and ‘non-contact’ offenders
  • Drivers of pornography addiction, disinhibition, and collecting
  • The CSAM cycle. Combining traditional sex offender theory with addiction theory
  • Raising empathy, offering insight and control
  • Issues for partners (Large group discussion)

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.