You are booking Module 5 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: 08/02/2020 at 9:30am
End date: 09/02/2020 at 4:00pm
Trainer: Dr Andrew Smith

Workshop Description

Module 5

Day : Saturday 8th Feb 2020

Working with Family Members (Andrew Smith)

  • Outline of Family System Theory
  • Discussion of pros and cons of System Theories
  • Working with other agencies, when involved with families
  • The lessons which can be learnt from Serious Case Reviews, in terms of inter-agency working and child sexual abuse
  • Who to potentially involve when working with family members and other agencies
  • Discussion about small group case study analysis (Large group discussion)

Day 2 : Sunday 9th Feb 2020

Couple Work/Existential and Trans-personal Issues (Andrew Smith)

  • Discussion of issues arising from previous day
  • Summary of main learning covered so far
  • Main challenges of couple work
  • What are we trying to achieve in couple work?
  • Non offending partners
  • The tensions between co-dependency and improving the non-offending partner’s ability to protect
  • The pros and cons of couple work
  • Different couple work scenarios
  • Theories of different stages of personal and moral development
  • Values, faith and meaning with regards to 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.