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Training event: Working therapeutically with survivors of sexual trauma, with Zoe Lodrick

Saturday 7th November 10am – 5pm

The Priory Rooms
Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Trainer: Zoe Lodrick

Tickets: £85 + booking fee for voluntary organisations and individuals. £100 + booking fee for statutory and private organisations.

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What will be covered?

The neurobiology of threat: including, why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat, how, and why, people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation, specific vulnerabilities of children and teenagers to sex offenders.

The ‘replay’ in the therapy room: including, how neurobiology can help us to understand what will get ‘re-enacted’ in the therapeutic work.

The psychology of the offender: including, the process that precedes offending, the ‘socially skilled’ sex offender, how, and why, they target certain people.

Suggestions for utilising the above to inform how we structure our therapeutic work and how we support disclosure.

Working with guilt and shame: including, the psychological underpinnings of guilt, how to hear guilt and challenge it.

About Zoe Lodrick.

Zoe is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and an experienced trainer.  She has over 19 years experience of providing psychotherapy to women and men who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse; and providing training and consultation to professionals who work with victims/survivors of sexualised traumas. Zoe has specialist knowledge/expertise with regard to human behaviour/response when faced with a perceived threat (especially sexual threat).

Zoe held the full time position of Senior Practitioner at Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service (PARCS) from 1994 to 2009.  Since April 2009, Zoe has been a self-employed trainer and consultant.


Posted 17 September 2015

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