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 which 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 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 an increasing recognition of the extent of sexual offending both now and in the past. The criminal justice system are conscious of the need to change their approach to survivors, and are making positive steps toward this 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.
The workshop will cover:
- An understanding of types of sexual offenders, how they think and the impact this has on survivors
- How the client’s experience of abuse may impact on their view of themselves and the therapeutic relationship
- How people faced with sexual threat respond based on the evidence from neuroscience
- Factors to consider when working with survivors
- How working with trauma impacts on the therapist, how to spot vicarious trauma and what to do to help prevent it
This workshop is facilitated by Ali West and provides 6 hours of CPD.
Please note, our training room is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs. If you have any special requirements, or if you need to advise us of anything before booking or attending the training, then please contact us.