You are booking Module 4 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.

Date: 03/10/2020 at 9:30am
End date: 04/10/2020 at 4:00pm
Trainer: Mike Sheath

Workshop Description

Module 4

Day 2 : Saturday 3rd Oct 2020

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, dis-inhibition, 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)

Day 2 : Sunday 4th Oct 2020

The Legal and Child Protection Systems, related to Sexual Offending (Mike Sheath)

  •  The process by which individuals who are suspected of sex offending are arrested, charged, tried and sentenced
  •  What happens when a person is given a custodial sentence
  • What happens when a person is given a community sentence
  • The restrictions placed on individuals who sexually offend: Licence, Orders, Sex Offender Register, Employment Restrictions
  • Finding of fact hearings
  • Different types of investigations and care orders
  • How offenders are assessed by prison, probation and social work staff

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.