This two-day course aims to enhance knowledge when working with sex offenders, including completion of risk assessment and formulation. It allows formal training in a risk assessment tool (J-SOAP II), and which is used with adolescent males who sexually harm. It will enhance your understanding of risk assessment, effective engagement strategies with sex offenders, with a detailed formulation of the risk and areas of treatment need. It is delivered with the support of CCATS (Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services).
Short Course / CPD
School of Psychology
No Partner College
The minimum requirement is NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, with 12 months relevant experience and an appropriate reference as to your academic ability. Applicants require a score of 6.5 in IELTS (or equivalent) for students whose first language is not English.
This university certificate is a two-day course which aims to enhance knowledge and skills by:
Exploring the development of defendable written witness skills for risk assessment reports, including the delivery of expert testimony as a professional witness or a witness of fact.
This university certificate uses lectures, group discussion and independent study. Assessment is by two pieces of coursework: a report incorporating risk issues for a client (4,000 words) and a reflective analysis (1,000 works). Feedback will be provided on both pieces.
The course is delivered by Professor Jane L. Ireland and/or Dr Carol A. Ireland. Both are Registered Forensic Psychologists, Chartered Psychologies and Chartered Scientists, with over 16 years of forensic practice each.
Course is delivered by Forensic Psychologists who are competent in the training of risk assessments, and who work with sexual offenders.
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If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.For further information about this course, please contact: Carol Ireland, email: CAIreland@uclan.ac.uk or Telephone: 01772 893440.