(This workshop was previously advertised as a 2-day workshop. It is now being run over one day to allow more people to attend).
This workshop is experiential, providing participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and abilities in relation to childhood sexual abuse (CSA). It aims to help counsellors feel more confident, competent and aware when working with adults who disclose sexual abuse. It also includes raising awareness of the impact of abuse, particularly on male survivors.The workshop will explore the effects of CSA on survivors. This includes, mental health issues and personality disorder. The course will also allow time for reflection and for paying attention to the impact of this work on counsellors.Participants work in pairs and small groups throughout the course.
Madeleine Black is a Glasgow based author and public speaker who hopes that sharing her story will help other victims of sexual violence.
About the facilitator
Pat Mair qualified as a CBT counsellor in 2006. She worked in mental health for 7 years before opening her own organisation, Talk Now in 2012. Talk Now is a counselling service for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and families, who have been affected by abuse. Pat is an accredited trainer specialising in childhood sexual abuse. She provides training to counsellor/students and frontline staff who work with survivors of abuse. Pat also works as a Counselling Manager for Speak out Scotland which is a counselling service for male survivors of sexual abuse. Pat is very passionate about the work she does and delighted to share her knowledge of abuse on a professional and personal level.
Who is this workshop for?
Counsellors wanting to develop new skills and understanding in the area of childhood sexual abuse.
Anyone who wishes to understand and overcome their own biases.
Anyone interested in self-development or considering a career in counselling.
Why should you attend?
This workshop will build capacity and quality of response to adults survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
This workshop will enable counsellors to be more confident in dealing with adult survivors who disclose childhood sexual abuse.
You will be able to share your own ideas and hear those of other practitioners.
You can use this as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
More information at https://csa-1-2-march-19.eventbrite.co.uk
What previous delegates said:
"This was a very thought provoking event that was run by professionals in the field who are truly
passionate about the issue. It allowed for plenty of challenging discussion. I would highly
"I found this a very useful workshop by allowing the participants to safely explore sexual abuse, the
impact of these experiences on our clients and also on practitioners."
"The depth of knowledge provided by Pat was excellent."
"Pat provided an informative and engaging experience, very useful and I would certainly
recommend this training for all practitioners."
"Loved this event. Extremely informative and packed with additional information linked to surviving
childhood sexual abuse. I highly recommend it."
"Excellent training day. Pat was very knowledgeable and passionate!"
"Excellent training event sensitively delivered by very knowledgable and experienced trainer. Would thoroughly recommend to others."
"You can see how passionate Pat is about this subject and this shows throughout it the course. Pat
was so inspiring."