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UWE Bristol - Glenside Campus - Room 1H16

Blackberry Hill

Stapleton

BS16 1DD

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We regret this event is now cancelled as the speaker recently experienced a bereavement. All tickets have been refunded.


Is there a cycle to violence and can we break it? Do people who suffer physical or sexual abuse go on to become offenders themselves? Popular opinion may suggest they do, but research indicates the answer is not straight-forward.

In this talk Forensic Psychologist Matthew Gobbett, explores the various pathways taken by those whose lives have followed this cycle, with case studies from the news and Matthew's practice.

As a society we often overlook those who have survived abuse in their upbringing and go on to lead fulfilling lives. Matthew will explore what we can learn from survivors of abuse and how a positive psychology framework may offer an alternative model of rehabilitation to traditional health and medical approaches of working with trauma.

Matthew is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist who specialises in working with high risk perpetrators of crime and people who have been victimised. Matthew worked for HM Prison Service and the National Offender Management Service for over 11 years and managed some of the most complex individuals in the Welsh Prisons and Probation Service.

He specialises in working with violent and sexual offenders and has published research and presented at local and national conferences on these subjects. He now runs an independent practice providing consultancy, assessment and intervention to prisons, probation offices, courts, youth offending teams and social services. He regularly provides expert witness testimony at prison Parole Board hearings and to the courts.

In recent years Matthew has increasingly worked with victims of crime and recognised that some have had similar childhood experiences to those who find themselves in prison. Matthew has increasingly sought to understand behaviour from a trauma-informed approach and to consider how working to people’s strengths and protective factors may be an effective way of managing problematic symptoms and behaviours.

It is a privilege to welcome him to speak at UWE Glenside.

General admission £3. Limited free spaces available for students. Lots of free parking.

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