Sexualised trauma - working with survivors
Gain a deeper understanding of the difficult issues facing clients who have been victims of sexualised trauma and gain confidence in working through these issues.
The disclosure of sexual trauma by clients is on the increase. It is a significant issue that requires therapists to demonstrate a high degree of understanding of the issues, together with an empathic approach.
As therapists, we need to have the relevant skills and techniques to work with whatever the client may bring to the sessions relating to their traumatic experiences. This face-to-face workshop will give you an understanding of the complexities of working with this client group. We will also discuss offender psychology, trauma response, how to work with survivors of sexual abuse and look at self-care for therapists.
There is increasing recognition of the extent of sexual offending both now and in the past. The criminal justice system is conscious of the need to change its approach to survivors and is making positive steps to enable those affected by sexual trauma to come forward to disclose their experiences.
We will consider the available research from cognitive neuroscience regarding how people respond in traumatic situations and how this influences how they may see themselves and their experiences.
A client may, at any time during the therapy process, disclose that they have experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence. This workshop seeks to support you as a therapist, to enhance your knowledge and understanding in these areas, providing you with the skills and confidence to work through some of these difficult issues.
This workshop is facilitated by Ali West and provides six hours of CPD.
To book or for more information, please go to jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk.
About the host
Ali is a person-centred counsellor accredited with the BACP with a range of clinical experience. She has significant training in sexualised trauma, issues around dissociation, impact of trauma on survivors as well as being a trained EMDR therapist.
She has delivered training in a range of counselling-related topics as well as previous experience of delivering training in a business setting. Ali has a Foundation Degree in Counselling as well as a degree in Psychology.