Fear, hatred, disgust and banishment dominate societal discourse about those who commit sexual offences. Legal measures to control the risk posed by sexual offenders are expanding. In this context, it is important that practitioners and services understand the research evidence base and best practice in the assessment, treatment and management of those who sexually offend.
This full day workshop will give attendees an up-to-date detailed and evidence based overview of: the nature and prevalence of sexual offending; theoretical models of sexual offending; the relationship between sexual offending and mental disorders; risk factors, protective factors and risk assessment; managing sexual offenders; pharmacological treatment; psychological treatment; and, online sexual offending.
It is suitable for practitioners from mental health, correctional, police or legal backgrounds who want to develop their knowledge of sexual offenders.
Dr Raj Darjee is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist with the Forensicare Problem Behaviour Program and Senior Research Fellow (Adjunct) at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology. Raj has worked with perpetrators of sexual abuse in community, prison, court and forensic hospital contexts in the UK and in Australia for over 15 years.
Dr Rachael Watson is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at Forensicare’s Problem Behaviour Program. She has seven years of experience with assessing and treating people with a range of problem behaviours and complex personality and mental health presentations.
Dr Marie Henshaw is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology. Marie is a developing expert in online sexual offending and has worked clinically with sexual and other offenders across both community and prison settings.
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