Monday 25th March from 9.30am – 4.30pm at our premises in the centre of Brighton.
The term ‘pre-trial’ therapy refers to therapy in which the client has an open police investigation that is likely to lead to a criminal trial. Following pre-trial therapy guidelines is essential when supporting clients, so as to not adversely affect the outcome of their court case. Public discourse around sexual and domestic violence, such as the #MeToo movement, has led to an increase in reports to the police and involvement in the criminal justice system. An awareness of pre-trial therapy guidance has never been more relevant to therapists and professionals supporting vulnerable people.
This training is ideal for counsellors, psychotherapists and professionals working in a supporting role with clients in the criminal justice system.
For more information
For more information on this training, to book a place or if you have questions about other training we offer, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Course content
Understanding the criminal justice system
- Clients as vulnerable/intimidated witnesses
- Stakeholders: who is involved and what are the implications for therapy?
- Practice guidance for provision of therapy
- Case studies
- Challenges to therapeutic alliance
- Pre-trial therapy: silencing or empowering the client
2. Learning objectives
- To explore key issues related to supporting pre-trial clients
- To increase understanding of the criminal justice system, in relation to vulnerable witnesses
- To challenge misconceptions that can create barriers for pre-trial clients
- To share tools and techniques to help us work more effectively with pre-trial clients
3. Who is it for
Any counsellor/psychotherapist or professional working in a support role, particularly where clients are likely to be involved in the criminal justice system. Essential for those supporting survivors of sexual or domestic violence.