Professional Certificate Module 1 – 5th & 6th Oct 2019
You are booking Module 1 of the Professional Certificate in Therapeutic Practice with Sex Offenders. The full Certificate, which consists of 5 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.
Module 1 timings :
Saturday: Arrive 9.30 for start at 10 a.m. Finish at 6 p.m.
Date: 05/10/2019 at 9:30am End date: 06/10/2019 at 4:00pm Venue: The Deborah Ubee Trust, 20 Egerton Drive, Greenwich, London SE10 8JS Trainer: Dr Andrew Smith
Day 1 : Saturday 5th Oct 2019
Emotional issues for practitioners: including making best use of supervision/the counselling process (Andrew Smith)
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
Transference and Counter transference issues
Principles of Reflective Practice
Examples of poor, unreflective 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
Example counselling process with clients who have sexually offended
Initial stage: contracting, negotiating evolving goals, developing rapport
Day 2 : Sunday 6th Oct 2019
Attachment, Trauma and Mental Health Issues (Andrew Smith)
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
Different views of mental health problems
Types of mental health problems
The relationship between mental health problems and sexual offending
Personality disorders and sexual offending
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.
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