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Working effectively with Online Offenders: The Safer Lives Experience – Jenny Greensmith

Working effectively with Online Offenders: The Safer Lives Experience – Jenny Greensmith Safer Lives works mainly with men who are under police investigation for online sexual offences. We currently have offices in Leeds and Manchester, with a third in the pipeline, and work with clients from across the UK. Our clients must self-refer but they … Read more

Book Review: Michael Huggett – The Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness

Book Review – Michael HuggettThe Psychological Journey To and From Loneliness: Development, Causes, and Effects of Social and Emotional Isolation By Ami Rokach Identifying the stigma that surrounds loneliness within Western society, Rokach states that his mission is to “…help get loneliness out of the closet. To normalize it, and address it as we do … Read more

My Digital Journey (MDJ) © – Karen Holladay, Nancy Rumble, Heather Barbour and Franca Iannotta

My Digital Journey (MDJ) ©  – Karen Holladay, Nancy Rumble, Heather Barbour and Franca Iannotta All youth are online, and increasingly this is the medium through which they engage with each other and the broader world (Unicef, 2017) Given the statistics regarding the average time American youth spend on-line (Wallace, 2015), it is inevitable that … Read more

Interview with Theresa Gannon

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Interview with Theresa Gannon Theresa A. Gannon, DPhil, CPsychol (Forensic) is Professor of Forensic Psychology and Director of the Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychology (CORE-FP) at the University of Kent, UK. Theresa also works as a Practitioner Consultant Forensic Psychologist specialising in sexual offending for the Forensic and Specialist Service Line, Kent … Read more

Restoring Relationships in Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Paradigm Shift Introducing the VORS Principle – Nancy Falls and Melissa Maltar

Restoring Relationships in Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Paradigm Shift Introducing the VORS Principle – Nancy Falls and Melissa Maltar It is astonishing that for 40+ years it has been known that sibling sexual abuse occurs up to 5 times more frequently than (step) father-daughter abuse (Finkelhor, 1979; Finkelhor, 1980) but there still exists little knowledge … Read more

What About me? – Effective Supervision and the impact of working with harmful sexual behaviour – Karen Martin

What About me? – Effective Supervision and the impact of working with harmful sexual behaviour – Karen Martin  My workshop in Belfast this year focussed on the impact of harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) work on practitioners and effective supervision when working with this client group. Drawing on research on the lived experience of practitioners working … Read more

Female Sex Offenders who Co-Offend: A Product of Victimisation or Silent Offenders?

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Female Sex Offenders who Co-Offend: A Product of Victimisation or Silent Offenders? – Fionnuala Whelan This year in Belfast, I presented my research on females who perpetrated child sexual abuse (CSA) with a male accomplice. Exploring the social construction of these co-offending females provides an insight into whether they are perceived as offenders or victims … Read more

At the Crossroads 2.0: Future directions in sex offender treatment and assessment

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At the Crossroads 2.0: Future directions in sex offender treatment and assessment – Kasia Uzieblo, Minne De Boeck & Kieran McCartan NL-ATSA (the chapter of ATSA based in the Netherlands and Belgium), the University Forensic Centre (UFC) and the University of Antwerp organized the second edition of the conference ‘At the Crossroads: Future directions in … Read more

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