Providing therapy to persons who have sexually abused presents challenges unique to this population. This comprehensive workshop focuses on the development of advanced skills for in-the-moment therapeutic interactions with such clients. Intended for professionals who wish to become more effective in their work and to advance their therapeutic skills in a supportive environment, this training is applicable to those working with both adult and adolescent clients. Attendees in this workshop will learn best practices for responding to and moving beyond resistance, recognizing and evoking the language of change, and incorporating client feedback on a session-by-session basis.
In addition, they will review complex reflective statements shown to be effective in clinical work, practice the four components of helpful responding, and review methods for routine monitoring of effective therapeutic alliances with this unique population. The workshop is highly interactive, including numerous case studies, group activities, roleplaying, games, and practice exercises. As the focus of this innovative workshop is on therapeutic communication, please note that the topics of diagnostics and assessment are not addressed. We hope you will join us for this unique training experience and join the fun!