Online Training Event: Wednesday 27th January 2021: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Understanding the link between severe mental health problems and sexual offending - Jackie Craissati


Abstract and Bios

This online workshop focuses on severe mental health concerns – largely psychosis, depression and autistic spectrum disorder – and the ways in which they may be linked to sexual offending behaviour.  Dr Craissati will explore these issues with an emphasis on learning from case examples as well as theoretical ideas; the aim is to equip practitioners who may not be specialist in this particular area of work to be more confident in developing formulations and risk management plans.
Dr Craissati is a Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, currently Director of Psychological Approaches CIC, and formerly Clinical Director of a large Forensic & Prisons NHS Directorate in south east London.  She has overseen the delivery of a specialist community programme for the treatment of men with sexual convictions for the past 27 years, as it developed from a small local group for men with child sexual convictions, to its current status as a London-wide programme for men who are screened into the OPD (offender personality disorder) pathway.  She has a special interest in research in this area, particularly in terms of evaluating the efficacy of community programmes, and is author of three books on the subject.





This is an online training course delivered via Zoom. Delegates will be sent full joining instructions before the event.