Professional Certificate Module 2 – 27th & 28th Apr 2019



You are booking Module 2 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.

Sunday: Arrive 9 for 9.30 a.m.  Finish at 4 p.m.

Venue: Premier Meetings Manchester Central (GMEX), Bishopsgate, 7-11 Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3DW

Workshop Description

Module 2

Day 1 : Saturday 27th Apr 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

Day 2 : Sunday 28th Apr 2019

Power and Control Issues and Paraphilias (Andrew Smith)

  • Discussion of issues arising from previous sessions
  • Summary of main learning covered so far
  • Psychological and sociological perspectives on power
  • Sexual offenders with intellectual disabilities
  • Psychopathology, personality disordered sexual offenders
  • Different paraphilias
  • When is sado-masochism a clinical problem?
  • Treating voyeurs
  • Treating exhibitionism
  • Treating idiosyncratic harmful fetishes

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.