Members and Guests are invited to a range of training giving insight to best practice and contemporary research findings. Training is delivered using the Zoom online platform and delegates are given access to a webpage where they can access and review the training materials and session record. Delegates can be provided with certificates of attendance in order to support CPD requirements.

Monday July 12th - 1pm - 3pm

Integrating Attachment Theory with the Assessment and Treatment of Adults who have Committed Sexual Offences

This training session will introduce participants to the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and Adaptation and its relevance to assessment, formulation and treatment planning for adults who have committed sexual offences. The DMM is a strengths-focused, non-labelling and non-stigmatising model of attachment, focused on the function and meaning of behaviour and how people adapt differing strategies to meet fundamental attachment needs. The model was created by Patricia Crittenden and developed out of her studies with Mary Ainsworth and John Bowlby. The DMM is particularly relevant to approaches such as the Good Lives Model, desistance theory, systems-focused thinking, the biopsychosocial approach and related approaches. Attachment theory is increasingly used as an underlying theory to support treatment approaches, and the DMM is a model of attachment that is well suited to forensic practice.