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.
NOTA Indivdualised Treatment Programme (NITP)
Familiarisation 2 Day Training Event – 7th January and 4th February 2021
The NITP is a ‘one to one’ intervention designed for men who are at risk of committing sexual abuse (previously convicted or not), contact or non contact, including via the internet. It is centred on best practice & current evidence, having been widely peer reviewed. It is motivational and strengths based centred on a collaborative formulation of the client’s individual risk & needs. In addition to strongly evidenced risk factors (sexual interests, attitudes, relationships and self management) the Programme aims to promote a better life and relapse prevention skills. The effects of trauma on risk and responsivity are accommodated. Advice is given on broader interventions (e.g. schema therapy). Diversity issues are addressed although clients with significant cognitive limitations may require other specialist input. It does not specifically address the needs of men who categorically deny their offences.
Stephanie Hill is a Consultant in Forensic and Clinical Psychology. She has provided assessment and interventions for mentally and personality disordered people in secure and community settings, developing group and individual-based interventions for both sexual abusers and their partners. She has worked with colleagues from the probation services and local authorities to develop risk management strategies.
Consultant in Forensic and Clinical Psychology
Roger Kennington is an independent consultant delivering assessment & treatment for adults who sexually abuse. He managed the Northumbria Probation SOTP and the Sexual Behavior Unit in Newcastle. He was co-author of the accredited Northumbria Sex Offender Groupwork Programme and books on the assessment and management of men who sexually abuse.
Independent Consultant delivering Assessment & Treatment for Adults who sexually abuse.
This 2 day event will be delivered by 2 of the Authors, Stephanie Hill and Roger Kennington
Abstract The course will familiarise members with the content and modular structure of the Programme. There will be didactic input. Case discussion will be used to highlight how a client’s identified risk factors and needs may be tailored in a collaborative manner to formulate an individualised treatment pathway. Course attendees will be given material to study between the 2 days of this event. Attendees will be provided with a hard copy of the Programme Manual.
Course attendees should have a relevant professional qualification and experience, supplemented by specialist knowledge of the sexual abuse field. They should have professional support and supervision in their work and be familiar with local child protection and public safety procedures. Use of the NITP is conditional on attending this familiarisation training.
Attendees will be sent hard copies of the Theory and Programme Manuals prior to the event along with a case study which will be used to frame exercises during the event.
Considerable work has been undertaken to deliver the event on line. There will be didactic presentations with opportunities for questions, and exercises based on the case study with the use of break out rooms for discussion.
DAY 1 (4 Sessions 9.30am - 4.30pm)
Brief introductions and overview.
Development and structure of the programme.
Presentation on theoretical underpinnings (members should have some familiarity with these issues, this will be an opportunity to clarify understanding and how different theoretical perspectives knit together).
Trauma Informed care.
Discussion of practice manual sections
Contracting, Assessment and their role in Collaborative Formulation
Focus on case study.
Identification of dynamic risk factors and use of treatment modules.
Discussion of the Responsivity Principle and reference to different types of cases.
Managing Imminent Risk (wrt to Acute Risk factors)
Relationship between Relapse Prevention, Self Regulation and Good Lives
Planning Day 2.
Introduction to between session exercise.
Invitations to e mail in questions by as basis for Q&A on Day 2.
Responses to Q&A’s from members
Formulation: discussion of between session activity and development of formulation based on case study.
Working through Practice Manual. Identification of specific exercises wrt to Case Study and Formulation.
Identification of future specialist training needs.