Identifying sexual abuse and supporting survivors requires us to understand why abuse happens and the full spectrum of recovery. During this training day we'll discuss the psychology of sex offenders. Why do they abuse? What is their motivation? How does their psychology interact and influence their victims? We'll also talk about the role of society including the relationship between patriarchy, psychology, and sexual abuse. Finally, when we talk about recovery from sexual abuse it's essential that we also talk about sex and intimacy. What can the impact of sexual abuse be on sexuality and how can people learn to enjoy sex after sexual abuse? The day will also allow plenty of time for questions on any related topic from prevention to rehabilitation, our criminal justice system, or talking to young people about sex.
Dr Nina Burrowes is a psychologist who helps people understand the psychology of sexual abuse. Having worked with both sex offenders and survivors of abuse she now spends a great deal of her time training health, education and criminal justice professionals about this psychology. She is the author of The courage to be me an illustrated book about life after sexual abuse as well as Eyes open to sexual abuse. What every parent needs to know. Nina is the creator of the online video series Sexual abuse. The questions you've never had the chance to ask. And the instigator of the UK's first festival about consent and sexual assault The Clear Lines Festival.
Target audience: The workshop is open to qualified and training medical practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health social workers and registered mental health nurses. The workshop will be of practical and theoretical interest regardless of therapeutic modality.
All participants completing the workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance for Continuing Professional Development purposes.