Treatment Interventions – Leicester 18th July 2018

Knot Hi Res

£120.00

Treatment Interventions for individuals convicted of or accused of sexual offending is for counsellors, therapists and others working therapeutically with individuals who have been convicted or accused of sexual offending. The aim of the day is to provide practitioners with a historic perspective of how the treatment of sexual offenders has developed, leading to current rehabilitative thinking. By the end of the day, participants should be able to locate their own therapeutic practice within a broader perspective and take away additional tools to use with their clients. The day will also address how to work with denial, minimisation, lack of victim empathy and cognitive distortions.

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Date: 18/07/2018 at 9:30am
End date: 18/07/2018 at 4:00pm
Venue: The Y 7 East Street Leicester LE1 6EY
Trainer: Dr. Andrew Smith

Workshop Description

Treatment Interventions for individuals convicted of or accused of sexual offending provides practitioners with a historic perspective of how the treatment of sexual offenders has
developed, leading up to current rehabilitative thinking. By the end of the day, participants should be able to locate their own therapeutic practice within a broader perspective and take away additional tools to use with their clients. The day will also address how to work with
denial, minimisation, lack of victim empathy and cognitive distortions.

Topics covered will include

* The therapeutic alliance and self-reflective practice
* The psychodynamic perspective
* Attachment Theory
* Trauma
* Denial and minimisation
* The Feminist perspective
* Cycles and models of sex offending: Finkelhor and Wolf
* Cognitive behavioural methods: group-work, one-to-one work
* Strengths based approaches: Good Lives, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy
* Relapse prevention/Safety planning
* Common outcomes of effective therapy

The trainer, Dr Andrew Smith, has worked in the area of sex offending as an expert witness for 14 years. He is also an ex-probation officer and trained counsellor, with his own counselling practice. He is a regular contributor to journals and books and is the author of Counselling Male Sexual Offenders: A Strengths-Focused Approach (a forthcoming publication by Routledge).