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Join Christiane Sanderson for this essential 2-day live CPD workshop on transformative care for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse!
Webcast Streaming Dates: 18-19 June 2021
Tragically, childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is far too common in communities throughout the world – impacting boys and girls of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. And more often than not, these incidents go unreported, leaving the survivor to carry the pain for years and decades after the events are over.
If you treat clients who struggle with emotional dysregulation, chronic shame, addictions, self-harm, relationship difficulties, or similar, persistent mental health issues …
there’s a strong likelihood you’re working with survivors of CSA.
In order to be effective, you must be able to understand the impact of CSA, effectively detect it, and provide therapeutic interventions that process the events and allow your client to feel safe again.
Traditional talk therapy methods alone won’t work … what you need are top-down and bottom-up techniques that are specifically designed for these client cases.
Christiane Sanderson BSc., MSc., has been working with CSA survivors for over 30 years. As a highly regarded expert, author, and trainer, she’s frequently called upon by charity organisations, news outlets, schools, first responders, and training institutes for her cutting-edge insight on treating and preventing childhood sexual abuse.
Now you can join Christiane Sanderson for this 2-day Live CPD seminar that will equip you with key skills to help your clients live in the present rather than be catapulted into the traumatic past.
Special registration is now open. Save your seat for this essential workshop today!
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Webcast Streaming Date: 18-19 June 2021

£349 Value
Just £174.50 - Save 50% with our early bird offer!
Plus, earn 12 CPD Hours included in the event.
Event Objectives

Day 1

  • The nature and dynamics of CSA The range of CSA including in the family, educational and sports settings, institutional settings, and religious and faith communities
  • Identifying those children most at risk
  • The range of perpetrators of CSA including parents, grandparents, extended family members, siblings, cousins peers, priests, teachers and coaches as well as opportunistic paedophiles
  • The grooming process and the role of silence and secrecy, traumatic bonding and the distortion of reality
  • The role of shame in CSA
  • CSA as trauma and its neurobiological impact
  • Clinical challenges in the conceptualisation of PTSD including sub-syndromal PTSD, C-PTSD, mis-diagnosis and co-morbidity
  • The role of dissociation in CSA and the range of dissociative disorders and deletion of the body
  • The psychological impact and long term effects of CSA including relationship and sexual difficulties, compulsive behaviours, rumination, addictions, self- harm, and the impact on parenting
  • The intergenerational transmission of CSA and the role of resilience
  • The range of assessment scales
  • How to develop a collaborative case formulation

Day 2

  • The range of therapeutic models when working with survivors of CSA
  • The fundamental principles of the trauma focused model which emphasises a phased treatment approach that promotes stabilisation, processing and integration
  • The importance of adopting a relational approach
  • The need for attunement, mutuality and connection to create a collaborative and non-hierarchical therapeutic relationship
  • The management of shame in the therapeutic space including the interplay between client and therapist shame, and how to build shame resilience and restore authentic pride
  • How to minimise the replication of power and control dynamics and re-traumatisation
  • How to ‘be with’ rather than ‘do to’
  • The use of both top down and bottom up processing such as non-verbal approaches, art and play therapies, and sensorimotor techniques
  • The co-creation and management of therapeutic impasse
  • The role of practitioner’s own unprocessed material and dissociation in the therapeutic relationship
  • The cost of caring as seen in vicarious traumatisation, burn-out, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress
  • The importance of practitioner self-care
  • Post traumatic growth and vicarious post-traumatic
Event Schedule - Both Days
9.30 - 11.00  
Live Video Webcast
11.00 - 11.15
11.15 - 12.45
Live Video Webcast
12.45 - 13.30
13.30 - 15.00
Live Video Webcast
15.00 - 15.15
15.15 - 16.45
Live Video Webcast
16.45 - 17.00
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Webcast Streaming Date: 18-19 June 2021
£349 Value
Just £174.50 - Save 50% with our early bird offer!
Plus, earn 12 CPD Hours included in the event.
Meet the Course Expert: Christiane Sanderson
Christiane Sanderson
Christiane Sanderson is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. With over 30 years’ experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse interpersonal trauma and domestic abuse. She has run consultancy and training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, the NSPCC and the Refugee Council and in prisons. She is the author of Counselling Skills for Working with Shame, Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse, Introduction of Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 3rd Edition, The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence, The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths, Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends and Numbing the Pain: A pocket guide for professionals supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse and addiction all published by One in Four.
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Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Webcast Streaming Date: 18-19 June 2021
£349 Value
Just £174.50 - Save 50% with our early bird offer!
Plus, earn 12 CPD Hours included in the event.

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