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

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

Staff Support at Amberleigh Care: Helping the Helpers – Kevin Gallagher

Staff Support at Amberleigh Care: Helping the Helpers – Kevin Gallagher “The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet… We burn out because we’ve allowed our hearts to become so … Read more Staff Support at Amberleigh Care: Helping the Helpers – Kevin Gallagher

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

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 Interview with Theresa Gannon

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

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

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

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

Strategies for Improving Therapeutic Engagement – David S. Prescott

Strategies for Improving Therapeutic Engagement Before reading further, you may wish to ask yourself: Have you ever come across a colleague whose methods were so unusual that you swore you would never refer a client to them? Have you ever interacted with a colleague and believed them to be burned out? On the other hand, … Read more Strategies for Improving Therapeutic Engagement – David S. Prescott

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