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NOTA Specialist Training

15th, 16th and 17th November 2022
4a Chillingworth Road, London N7 8QJ

This training is part of the specialist training programme to complement the NITP Familiarisation training but is also offered as standalone package

PRICE PER DAY MEMBERS

£150.00

PRICE PER DAY NON MEMBERS

£180.00

BOOKING CLOSES 1st November 2022 – Cost includes refreshments and lunch

Tuesday 15th November 2022 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

APPROACHES TO WORKING WITH SEXUAL SELF-REGULATION

The focus of this day long workshop will be on behavioural approaches to working with sexual self-regulation problems.  The NOTA Individualised Treatment Programme has a particular module which addresses this issue. It contains various exercises of relevance to those who have acted out sexually in various ways, including those who have accessed child abuse imagery.  The workshop will help practitioners in their delivery of this module.

Workshop objectives:-

  • To examine the history of behavioural approaches to working with those who have acted out sexually and who have sexually abused others.
  • To consider the evidence base for interventions.
  • To review the ethics of intervention.
  • To consider particular techniques, including their adaptation for clients with varying responsivity needs.
  • To highlight and amplify sections of the NOTA Individualised Treatment Programme which address sexual self-regulation.
  • To rehearse techniques.

Workshop level:
The workshop is designed for practitioners who are new to addressing sexual self-regulation with clients.  It will feature experiential exercises and skills rehearsal as well as power point information, guided reading and discussion.

Wednesday 16th November 2022 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

COVERT SENSITISATION

The focus of this day long workshop will be covert sensitisation.  The NOTA Individualised Treatment Programme makes reference to this technique.  The workshop aims to help practitioners utilise covert sensitisation in their work with clients, setting this within a framework of other behavioural interventions to address sexual self-regulation.

Workshop objectives:-

  • To explore the history of the use of covert sensitisation, its relevance and limitations.
  • To consider the ethics of this procedure.
  • To consider the traditional technique and adaptations.
  • To consider how best to construct approach scenarios in imagery and a range of noxious stimuli appropriate for use in the technique.
  • To rehearse the technique in its various stages.

Workshop level:

The workshop is designed for practitioners who have some experience of behavioural interventions to address sexual self-regulation but who have had no formal training in covert sensitisation. 

Thursday 17th November 2022- 9.30am - 4.30pm

SCHEMA INFORMED APPROACHES  TO WORKING WITH CLIENTS WHO HAVE SEXUALLY ABUSED

The focus of this day long workshop will be on Early Maladaptive Schema (EMS). 

The NOTA Individualised Treatment Programme (NITP) includes activities which draw on insights as to the client’s EMS and exercises to address EMS and maladaptive coping mechanisms.  It is hoped that this workshop will help practitioners in their delivery of the NITP. 

Workshop objectives:-

  • To review the nature of core childhood emotional needs, temperament, and their relevance to the development of EMS.
  • To review the nature of schema modes, their activation, and the impact on client engagement.
  • To explore the activation of EMS and schema modes in practitioners and their impact on the delivery of the NITP.
  • To highlight and amplify sections of the NITP which address EMS and schema modes.
  • To describe and rehearse techniques of relevance to the management of key risk domains.

Workshop level:

The workshop is designed for practitioners who are experienced in working with clients who have sexually abused but who do not have training in the assessment of early maladaptive schema or interventions to manage mode states.  It will feature experiential exercises and skills rehearsal activities. Power point information and guided reading/references will be provided.

TRAINERS:

David Briggs is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in independent practice. He offers assessment and interventions to individuals who have sexually abused others, and also non-abusing partners. He consults to criminal justice and probation agencies throughout the UK and Channel Islands.  His particular interests are difficult to engage clients, work with family systems, and the links to be made between this field and that of intimate partner violence.

David Briggs

Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist

Carli Garraghan is a Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist at the States of Jersey Prison Service. She delivers the NOTA Individualised Treatment Programme to high-risk clients, and she is currently working towards standard level certification in schema therapy.

Carli Garragham

Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist

Travel Information

There is no parking at the site.

Arriving by Train

Caledonian Road (Piccadilly line) tube station nearby – approx. 10 min walk 0.5 mile

Drayton Park Train Station – Great Northern Rail- Approx. 7 mins 0.3mile

Highbury & Islington station – Great Northern, Overground and Victoria line

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